President Mary Sue Coleman will be forever present at the Michigan Union after the Michigan Union Board of Representatives on Tuesday unveils a bronze plaque honoring her, and adds her portrait and service tribute to the display of U-M presidents.
The public ceremony and reception will start at 11:30 a.m. in the Michigan Union Art Lounge. All U-M community members are invited.
“The Michigan Union Board of Representatives is excited to honor President Coleman’s long service to the University of Michigan,” said MUBR Chair Alex Abdun-Nabi.
“Adding her picture to the wall of presidential portraits will serve as a reminder to the campus community and visitors of the role she has played in supporting students, faculty, staff and alumni throughout her tenure. We are grateful for her 12 years of service and wish her the best as she enters the next chapter in her life.”
The Presidents of the University of Michigan portrait display was originally unveiled in November 1994 as part of the Union’s 90th anniversary celebration. In attendance were then President James Duderstadt and Presidents Emeriti Robben Fleming and Harlan Hatcher.
Since the original unveiling, the MUBR has continued the tradition of honoring the U-M presidents upon their departure from office.