Statements

  1. UM-Flint Town Hall

    September 23, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) Good morning. Thank you to so many members of the U-M Flint community for joining us today. I encourage you to stay involved in this process of innovation and transformation over the coming months. With the support of the Board of Regents, I have charged Chancellor Dutta with developing a robust …

  2. Remarks at UM-Flint Town Hall

    (As prepared for delivery) Good morning. Thank you to so many members of the U-M Flint community for joining us today. I encourage you to stay involved in this process of innovation and transformation over the coming months. With the support of the Board of Regents, I have charged Chancellor Dutta with developing a robust …

  3. Statement at September 2022 Board of Regents

    September 22, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon and welcome to the September meeting of the Board of Regents. Today is our first meeting of the new academic year, and tomorrow is an important anniversary for our institution: the University of Michigan-Flint will mark the 66th anniversary of opening its doors. It became the first of our …

  4. Statement at July 2022 Board of Regents

    July 21, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon and welcome to the July meeting of the University of Michigan Board of Regents. I am so sorry not to be with you in person today. I have tested positive for covid and am isolating at home. But I feel fine, for which I’m grateful. This has been a …

  5. Statement on Appointment of 15th President

    July 13, 2022

    Remarks as prepared for delivery I am thrilled to join in this enthusiastic welcome of Dr. Santa Ono as the 15th president of the University of Michigan. Dr. Ono, you are joining a very special community. I have spent more than 50 years in higher education, and there is no environment that rivals the University …

  6. Statement on Big Ten expansion

    July 1, 2022

    On Thursday (June 30), the Big Ten Conference unanimously voted to accept the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California as full members in all sponsored sports effective August, 2024. We are pleased to confirm this decision and extend a warm welcome to our newest members, both of which are renowned …

  7. Statement at June 2022 Board of Regents

    June 16, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon and welcome to our June meeting. We have a very full agenda today, including the presentation of budgets for all three campuses. Our June meeting also brings a transition in Board leadership. Today is the final meeting with Regent Acker as our chair. I want to thank him for …

  8. Statement on Texas school shooting

    May 25, 2022

    I am devastated by Tuesday’s horrific school shooting in Texas. The murders of 19 children and two adults in a place of learning are unthinkable. And yet their deaths are now an agonizing reality for families and friends whose lives will never again be the same. Classrooms should be safe havens where young people feel …

  9. Statement at May 2022 Board of Regents

    May 19, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon and welcome to the May meeting of the Board of Regents. It is always good to be on the Dearborn campus. I want to thank Chancellor Domenico Grasso and his team for hosting us. I want to begin by saying a few words about the horrific shooting in Buffalo …

  10. Statement at March 2022 Board of Regents

    March 24, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) We have a very full agenda today. I want to begin with news about our continuing efforts to address sexual misconduct on campus. As announced earlier today, we are creating a Coordinated Community Response Team that will provide input and advice on our future policies, procedures, and prevention efforts that relate …