Michael J. Solomon, professor of chemical engineering, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for academic affairs-graduate studies.
His five-year appointment, approved June 21 by the Board of Regents, is effective July 1.
Bradford Orr has been appointed associate vice president for research-natural sciences and engineering in the University of Michigan Office of Research.
His three-year appointment, approved June 21 by the Board of Regents, is effective Sept. 1.
Susan E. Alcock has been appointed interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Michigan-Flint. The Board of Regents approved Alcock’s appointment June 21. It begins July 1.
Margaret M. Andrews will serve as the founding dean of the University of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing. Her appointment was approved June 21 by the Board of Regents.
Christopher M. Giordano has been appointed vice chancellor for student affairs for the University of Michigan-Flint. His appointment was approved by the Board of Regents on June 21 and he will begin Aug. 1.
Giordano follows Barbara Avery, whose appointment in the vice chancellor role is expiring.
Max S. Wicha, a physician-scientist recognized internationally as a leader in cancer stem cell research and immuno-oncology, has been selected as the 2019 Henry Russel Lecturer, considered the university’s highest honor for senior faculty members.
The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its June 21 meeting.
Five faculty members have received one of the University of Michigan's top honors as Distinguished University Professors.
The Board of Regents approved the appointments on June 21. They are effective Sept. 1.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents will conduct its monthly meeting June 21 at the Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse at the U-M Golf Course located across from Crisler Center. The June meeting will begin at 3 p.m.
The following items were approved by the Board Regents at its meeting Thursday.
Classes at the University of Michigan will begin before Labor Day for the 2020-21 academic year.
The academic year, approved by the Board of Regents during its meeting Thursday, will start Aug. 31 and end with Spring Commencement May 2.
The Department of Dance within the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre & Dance will expand with the construction of a new 24,000-square-foot space on North Campus. The Board of Regents approved the project on May 17.
President Mark Schlissel announced the appointment of Ravi Pendse as vice president for information technology and chief information officer.
The five-year appointment was unanimously approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
The Board of Regents at its Thursday meeting approved recommendations for new appointments and promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, with tenure and/or promotion of faculty on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The promotions are presented below by school, in alphabetical order.
As a further expression of its commitment to transparency and appropriate governance regarding investments, the University of Michigan will implement several changes to its practices.
The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday:
Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, will undertake an architectural planning study for a potential new adult inpatient facility in Ann Arbor.
The Board of Regents on Thursday renamed the university’s Comprehensive Cancer Center as the Rogel Cancer Center in honor of the generosity of Richard and Susan Rogel. Here is what regents had to say about the Rogels:
The School of Dentistry will undergo a major renovation project to create a more welcoming, accessible facility with an improved patient entrance, modern teaching clinics and open, flexible research space.
The Board of Regents approved a schematic design for the work Thursday.
Richard and Susan Rogel are on a mission to boost innovative cancer research and develop the next generation of cancer pioneers — and they are committing $150 million to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center to realize that vision.