June 24, 2024

FY ’25 budget supports U-M’s strategic vision »

The University of Michigan will invest in key priorities identified in its Vision 2034 strategic vision while continuing to make a U-M education affordable for students, under the 2024-25 fiscal year budget that the Board of Regents approved June 20. U-M’s new general fund budget of $2.9 billion for the Ann Arbor campus will support the four Vision 2034 impact areas: life-changing education; health and well-being; democracy, civic and global engagement; and climate action, sustainability and environmental justice.

June 20, 2024

Shalanda Baker to lead academic efforts on sustainability »

Shalanda H. Baker, a policymaker and academic with expertise in energy justice, environmental policy and climate change mitigation, will serve as the University of Michigan’s first vice provost for sustainability and climate action.

June 20, 2024

Arts Initiative names Mark Clague inaugural executive director »

The University of Michigan’s Arts Initiative has named Mark Clague, professor of music and associate dean for collaborations and partnerships in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, as its inaugural executive director following a national search. Clague, who also is director of U-M’s Gershwin Initiative and has been the initiative’s interim executive director since September 2023, will begin his five-year appointment July 1.

June 10, 2024

Juneteenth Symposium at U-M set for June 20-21 »

The fifth annual Juneteenth Symposium will take place June 20-21 at the Michigan League, showcasing two days of visual art, performances and thought-provoking discussions, all celebrating Black activism and progress.

May 22, 2024

Advisory committee named for Law School dean search »

Provost Laurie K. McCauley has named a 17-member advisory committee to assist the search for the University of Michigan’s next dean of the Law School. The committee of faculty, staff, students and alumni has been tasked with conducting a broad search and recommending an unranked slate of candidates to the provost. The next dean will succeed Mark West, whose term ended Dec. 31, 2023. Kyle Logue has been serving as interim dean since Jan. 1.

May 20, 2024

Friese named vice provost for academic and faculty affairs »

Christopher R. Friese, a national authority in measuring and improving the quality of cancer care delivery, has been named the next vice provost for academic and faculty affairs in the Office of the Provost. The Board of Regents approved his five-year appointment, effective June 1, on May 16. Friese will replace Lori Pierce, who is stepping down June 30 after 20 years in the Provost’s Office.

May 20, 2024

Regents approve faculty promotions »

The Board of Regents on May 16 approved recommendations for promotions for regular associate professor and full professor ranks at the University of Michigan. The promotions are presented below by school, in alphabetical order. Faculty members with promotions in multiple schools or colleges have all their promotions listed under one school or college. Promotions for faculty on clinical or research tracks also were reported to the regents.