Philbert relinquishes faculty post effective June 30


Martin A. Philbert, the former University of Michigan provost who was fired from his executive position in March and was banned from campus, will relinquish his tenured faculty position from the university, effective June 30.

Philbert, a professor of toxicology in the School of Public Health and a former dean of that school, joined the U-M faculty in 1995. Philbert submitted his “voluntary and irrevocable retirement” and surrendered his rights to academic tenure in a letter to President Mark Schlissel dated June 7.

The university received multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by Philbert in January and immediately launched an internal investigation. Within days, Philbert was placed on administrative leave and the university’s governing Board of Regents retained the outside law firm of WilmerHale to conduct an independent investigation.

That investigation continues. Once the Wilmerhale investigation is completed the findings will be made public and included in Philbert’s personnel records.


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