Mary Sue Coleman

  1. March 10, 2014

    Science students look back on being mentored by the president

    The U-M Mentorship Program matches several incoming freshman with a peer mentor and a faculty or staff member for their first semester on campus. President Mary Sue Coleman has volunteered as a faculty mentor through the program for the last 10 years.

  2. March 10, 2014

    Top accomplishments: North Campus Research Complex

    The development of the former Pfizer research facility into U-M’s North Campus Research Complex stands as a signature achievement of President Mary Sue Coleman’s tenure.

  3. March 10, 2014

    President Coleman reflects on her time in the ‘best job in higher education’

    Mary Sue Coleman will retire in July after serving 12 years as University of Michigan president. In a Q&A, she reflects on some of her memorable moments as the university’s 13th president and looks ahead toward retirement.

    Campuswide “thank you” reception set for Friday.

    A complete index of stories from the Record’s special tribute to Coleman, including key initiatives and top accomplishments during her presidency.

  4. March 10, 2014

    Key initiatives: Research

    Under President Mary Sue Coleman’s leadership, U-M has seen a dramatic 77 percent growth in its annual research budget to more than $1.3 billion annually, greater than any other public university, and second among all universities.

  5. March 10, 2014

    Top accomplishments: Residential Life Initiatives

    The Residential Life Initiatives were launched by President Mary Sue Coleman in 2004 to improve and expand the residential experience for current and future students.

  6. March 10, 2014

    Key initiatives: College affordability

    Through nearly her entire 12 years as U-M president, Mary Sue Coleman and the university’s budget team have been working hard to keep the cost of attendance in check during a time of economic decline in the state and falling state funding for universities.

  7. March 10, 2014

    Speech highlights

    Selected quotes from President Mary Sue Coleman’s speeches over the years.

  8. March 10, 2014

    Key initiatives: Arts and creativity

    Our understanding of the works of William Shakespeare, the Gershwin brothers, Orson Welles and Robert Altman was advanced at U-M under President Mary Sue Coleman’s watch, along with prominent arts-related initiatives.

  9. March 10, 2014

    Key initiatives: Sustainability

    Building on the strong foundation laid by predecessors, President Mary Sue Coleman strengthened the university’s commitment to sustainability by broadening U-M’s approach to include education, research and operations under an initiative known as Planet Blue.

  10. March 10, 2014

    Bentley archive will preserve contributions of U-M’s first female president

    The Bentley Historical Library is preserving Mary Sue Coleman’s legacy through paper and digital documentation stored at the library building on North Campus, and digitally on servers.