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.
Administrative Organization & Officers
Daniel Little, 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 University of Michigan administration, the Michigan legislature and the community at large.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Catherine A. Davy, Ph.D.
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.
Senior Adviser to the Chancellor
Ismael Ahmed, B.A.
The Senior Adviser to the Chancellor is responsible for fostering an institutional perspective that engenders collective leadership and builds support for academic programs that engage community partners.
Director of Human Resources
Keisha Blevins, B.A., J.D.
The Director of Human Resources leads the Human Resources Group for the Dearborn campus within the Division of Business Affairs. The Department of Human Resources is a strategic partner to the campus, focused on providing HR direction and leadership for key initiatives while delivering optimal customer service in support of UM-Dearborn’s mission, our customers and the university community.
Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
Jeffrey Evans, M.B.A.
The Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs is responsible for financial budget; facilities operations (which includes facilities planning, facilities management and environmental health and safety); human resources (which includes institutional equity); and campus police and public safety departments.
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.
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Life
Ray Metz, M.L.S.
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.
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
Mallory M. Simpson, M.Ed.
The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement strengthens the institution through alumni engagement, fundraising and business engagement. Institutional Advancement supports the institutional vision by fostering philanthropy among our constituents and engaging our alumni and business partners in the life of the campus.
Deans of Academic Units
Martin Hershock, Ph.D.
Ann Lampkin-Williams, Ph.D.
Tony England, Ph.D.
Raju Balakrishnan, Ph.D.