January 20, 2020

Mary Sue Coleman

  1. March 10, 2014

    Top accomplishments: Economic development

    Under President Mary Sue Coleman’s leadership, U-M has been a leader in creating and supporting several key collaborations among government, industry and academia toward building a strong economy.

  2. March 10, 2014

    Key initiatives: Entrepreneurship

    The university has a long tradition of entrepreneurship education dating back to 1927, but those early seeds have sprouted and grown into a lush garden of offerings during the last 12 years under President Mary Sue Coleman.

  3. March 10, 2014

    Top accomplishments: Interdisciplinary Junior Faculty Initiative

    President Mary Sue Coleman announced in 2007 a five-year, $30 million initiative to hire 100 tenure-track junior faculty members to increase the university’s focus on teaching and research across disciplines.

  4. March 10, 2014

    Top accomplishments: Google partnership

    President Mary Sue Coleman was a strong public advocate for U-M’s collaboration with the Google Books Library Project.

  5. March 10, 2014

    Key initiatives: International education

    A major theme of Mary Sue Coleman’s presidency was aggressively building on U-M’s reputation for global engagement, boldly going abroad and — equally as important — bringing the world to her university. 

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. February 13, 2014

    Coleman stresses value of state investment in public universities

    President Mary Sue Coleman delivered a message of hope for the state Thursday as she addressed a legislative panel on the importance of funding for higher education.