1. Statement by President Schlissel and the Board of Regents on the passing of Douglass Diggs

    May 18, 2019

    We are all greatly saddened by the passing of Douglass Diggs. We will always remember and cherish Douglass’ support of the University of Michigan and especially our students. A warm and generous person, Douglass was a Detroit native and longtime business and civic leader who was passionate about creating opportunities for talented but underrepresented students. In particular, he and his wife, Regent Shauna Ryder Diggs, enthusiastically supported our Alumni Association’s LEAD Scholars program, including hosting a large reception at their home to raise scholarship funds. He was active in the U-M community, and the Michigan Family will miss him deeply. We extend our sympathies to Regent Diggs, their children, and their many family members and friends.