Martin Philbert, dean of the School of Public Health, has been named the University of Michigan's next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
His appointment is effective Sept. 1, and was approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.
Seven faculty members whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse U-M community have received the 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost.
The recipients are:
• Patricia Coleman-Burns, School of Nursing (Lifetime Achievement Award).
Campus community members say they would like the University of Michigan's next provost to possess a broad intellectual curiosity, strong commitment to the student experience and dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The search for the University of Michigan's next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is officially underway.
President Mark Schlissel has appointed an 11-member search advisory committee, which he will chair. The executive search firm Korn Ferry has been retained to assist with the search.
Paul N. Courant, professor of public policy, economics and information, will serve as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs as Martha Pollack makes the transition from U-M provost to president of Cornell University in early 2017.
University of Michigan Provost Martha E. Pollack on Monday was named president of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Pollack, who has served as U-M provost since 2013, said she was "humbled and honored" to have been selected to lead Cornell, which she called a private university with a public mission.
Applications are being accepted through Nov. 1 for the U-M President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, now inviting applications for its sixth group of fellows.
Amy K. Dittmar, senior associate dean for graduate programs and diversity in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, has been appointed vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs.
Applications are being accepted through Nov. 1 for the U-M President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, now in its fifth year.