The steering committee is charged with providing overall guidance for the presidential debate and related programs.

Steering committee co-chairs

  • Michael Barr, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
  • Cynthia Wilbanks, vice president for government relations

Steering committee members

  • Henry Baier, associate vice president for facilities and operations
  • Thomas Baird, vice president for development
  • Anne Curzan, dean of LSA
  • Lynette Clemetson, director of Wallace House
  • Amy Dittmar, vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs
  • Alec Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of the College of Engineering
  • Domenico Grasso, UM-Dearborn chancellor
  • Timothy Lynch, vice president and general counsel
  • Warde Manuel, Donald R. Shepherd Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Jonathan Massey, dean of the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Kallie Michels, vice president for communications
  • Elizabeth Moje, dean of the School of Education
  • Jonathan Overpeck, Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability
  • Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer
  • Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity, inclusion and chief diversity officer
  • Simone Himbeault Taylor, interim vice president for student life
  • Eddie Washington, executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security
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