Regents Roundup - December 2020

December 4, 2020

At the Dec. 3 U-M Board of Regents meeting, Chancellor Domenico Grasso provided a progress report on the campus’s strategic plan, the Dearborn Artificial Intelligence Research (DAIR) Center and shared news of the recently awarded federal Student Support Services grant.

These UM-Dearborn items were covered at the December 3 U-M Board of Regents meeting.

Chancellor Domenico Grasso provided a progress report on the campus’s strategic plan, the Dearborn Artificial Intelligence Research (DAIR) Center and shared news of the recently awarded federal Student Support Services grant. 

At the meeting, the following personnel actions were approved:

Reappointments of regular instructional staff and select academic and administrative staff

Ann Yolanda Lampkin-Williams, dean, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, effective January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

Mitchel A. Sollenberger, associate provost for undergraduate education and student success, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023 (also professor of political science, with tenure, CASL).

Karen S. Strandholm, interim chair, Department of Management Studies, College of Business, effective January 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021 (also associate professor of strategic management, with tenure, COB).

Committee Appointments

Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies Executive Board

Maureen Linker, retroactive, eight-month term, November 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Emeritus/a Faculty Appointments

Stephane J. Spoiden, Professor Emeritus of French, Department of Language, Culture, and Communication, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, UM-Dearborn, September 1 – December 31, 2020

Retirement memoirs

Catherine A. Davy, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor of English, and professor of women’s and gender studies

Richard O. Straub, professor of psychology

Gifts of $10,000 or more 

Ford Motor Company Fund. $16,000 in support of the UM-Dearborn Ford Community Corps projects with support for iLabs, UM-Dearborn DAnalytics/Marketing, UM-Dearborn Center for Arab American Studies, UM-Dearborn Office of Metropolitan Impact, and the UM-Dearborn CEHHS Ford Community Corps

Janet E. Hall.  $10,000 in support of the Janet Hall Society of Women Engineers Endowed Fund

The Regents also approved a slight modification to the Winter 2021 academic calendar. February 25 and 26 were added as “well-being” days to provide students a break period during the term. This change mirrors the addition of “well-being” days at U-M Ann Arbor and UM-Flint.

A complete overview of the Regents’ meeting can be found here

 

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