The university is led by a team of administrators who determine and carry out our vision for the school, the region and Michigan at large.
Our administration takes pride in carrying on the University of Michigan’s legacy of academic excellence while executing UM-Dearborn’s unique mission to make a difference in the metropolitan area.
Led by Chancellor Daniel Little, Ph.D., we’re committed to fostering a safe, inclusive environment where students, staff and faculty unite to build a brighter future for southeast Michigan.
The Chancellor provides direction, leadership and vision for the University; the Chancellor is also UM-Dearborn’s primary representative to the Board of Regents, the University of Michigan administration, the Michigan legislature and the community at large.
The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is responsible for administering the academic programs and policies of the Dearborn campus. This includes recruitment of faculty and deans, and oversight for the campus library system, informational technology services, natural areas, sponsored research, institutional research and arts programs.
The Senior Adviser to the Chancellor and Associate Provost for Metropolitan Impact is responsible for fostering an institutional perspective that engenders collective leadership and builds support for academic programs that engage community partners.
The Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs is responsible for facilities planning and management; financial services and budget; general services; human resources and affirmative action; public safety and environmental health; and the Henry Ford Estate-Fair Lane.
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for building and supporting the university’s talent base. This includes implementing strategic and integrated talent management practices that drive organizational performance.
The Vice Chancellor for External Relations is responsible for university communications and marketing, including internal and external communications, website, advertising and branding. The office also represents the university in dialogues with federal, state and local governments, and presents the university's position on current and proposed legislation.
The Senior Adviser to the Chancellor for Inclusion and Special Projects is responsible for working with the Chancellor to accomplish the academic mission of the university by building a diverse and inclusive campus community and providing effective and encouraging environments for all students.
The Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Life is responsible for enrollment services, including admissions and orientation, financial aid and registration and records; student support services including counseling, disability resource services, career services, academic support and tutoring, international student services and health services and housing referrals; and co-curricular programs involving student activities, athletics and recreation.
The Chief of Staff provides support and advice for the Chancellor on a wide range of issues.
The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement strengthens the institution through fundraising and alumni engagement. Instituional Advancement supports the institutional vision by fostering philanthropy among our constituents and engaging our alumni in the life of the campus.
Committed to Michigan: 80% of our graduates stay in the state, and the university partners with more than 1,000 businesses.