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November 23, 2017

Office of the Provost

June 15, 2017

Regents approve Martin Philbert as next provost at U-M

Martin Philbert, dean of the School of Public Health, has been named the University of Michigan's next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

His appointment is effective Sept. 1, and was approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.

April 24, 2017

Seven receive 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

Seven faculty members whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse U-M community have received the 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost.

The recipients are:

• Patricia Coleman-Burns, School of Nursing (Lifetime Achievement Award).

January 27, 2017

Search for next U-M provost now underway

The search for the University of Michigan's next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is officially underway.

President Mark Schlissel has appointed an 11-member search advisory committee, which he will chair. The executive search firm Korn Ferry has been retained to assist with the search.

December 13, 2016

President appoints Paul Courant as interim provost

Paul N. Courant, professor of public policy, economics and information, will serve as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs as Martha Pollack makes the transition from U-M provost to president of Cornell University in early 2017.

November 14, 2016

Provost Martha Pollack named president at Cornell University

University of Michigan Provost Martha E. Pollack on Monday was named president of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Pollack, who has served as U-M provost since 2013, said she was "humbled and honored" to have been selected to lead Cornell, which she called a private university with a public mission.

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