The university’s leadership team guides our vision for our school, our community and our region.

Our administration takes pride in carrying on the University of Michigan’s legacy of academic excellence while executing UM-Dearborn’s unique mission to provide meaningful real-world educational opportunities and make a lasting impact in our region.

Led by Chancellor Domenico Grasso, we’re committed to fostering a safe, inclusive environment where students, staff and faculty unite to create a supportive, invigorating, success-oriented academic community while building a bright future for southeast Michigan.


Administrative Organization & Officers

Chancellor Domenico Grasso


Domenico Grasso, Ph.D.

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 Michigan legislature and the community at large and serves as an Executive Officer of the University of Michigan.

Gabriella Scarlatta

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 

Gabriella Scarlatta, Ph.D.

The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is responsible for administering the academic programs and policies and enrollment management functions of the Dearborn campus. This includes recruitment of faculty and deans, and oversight for the campus library system, natural areas, sponsored research, institutional research, arts programs, enrollment management, financial aid and registrar functions.

Bryan Dadey

Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs

Bryan Dadey, M.B.A

The Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs (VCBA) is the Chief Financial Officer for the university responsible for all financial matters including the development of the university’s annual budget.  The VCBA oversees financial services (including accounting, reporting, budget and student accounts); facilities operations (including facilities planning, plant operations, event management and environmental health & safety); human resources; and campus public safety & emergency management.

Kenneth C. Kettenbeil

Vice Chancellor for External Relations

Kenneth C. Kettenbeil, B.A.

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.

Carrie Shumaker

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Strategy Officer

Carrie Shumaker, M.B.A

The Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Strategy Officer is responsible for creating and sustaining the data and technology foundation that supports the university's mission. This position also assists the Chancellor in the execution of the GoBLUEprint for Success (the university's strategic plan) and leads the development and monitoring of related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Casandra Ulbrich

Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

Casandra Ulbrich, Ph.D. 

The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement strengthens the institution by cultivating alumni and donor engagement.  Institutional Advancement supports the university vision by fostering philanthropy among our constituents and involving our alumni, donors, corporate and foundation partners in the life of the campus and raising support for student success.

Deans of Academic Units

Frédéric Brunel

College of Business

Frédéric Brunel, Ph.D.