Regents Roundup - February 2021
Chancellor Domenico Grasso shared UM-Dearborn's limited return-to-campus plan, new appointments, major gifts and more at the Feb. 18 meeting.
At the Feb. 18 U-M Board of Regents meeting, Chancellor Domenico Grasso provided a progress report on the campus’s limited return to campus plan for the winter semester, shared news of Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Bryan Dadey joining the leadership team, acknowledged and thanked Michigan Medicine for including the UM-Dearborn community in the vaccination plans and shared news of recent College of Business and College of Engineering and Computer Science rankings.
These UM-Dearborn items were covered at the February 18 U-M Board of Regents meeting. At the meeting, the following personnel actions were approved:
Joint or additional appointments or transfers of regular associate or full professors and selected academic and administrative staff
Armen Zakarian, vice provost for research, effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022 (also chair, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, with tenure, CECS).
Other personnel transactions for regular instructional staff and selected academic and administrative staff
Bryan C. Dadey, vice chancellor for business affairs, Office of Business Affairs, effective February 1, 2021 through January 31, 2024.
Citizens Advisory Committee
David B. Kurzmann, retroactive, reappointment, four-year term, January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2025.
Timothy R. Meyer, reappointment, four-year term, March 1, 2021 through February 28, 2025.
Gifts of $10,000 or more
American Heart Association Inc., $19,067 in support of CECS research.
Foren Family Foundation, $20,000 in support of the Foren Family Student Project Fund
Mark Ritz and Lee Gorman, $10,000 in support of the Engineering Lab Building Renovation Fund
GAA, $35,000 in support of the Autonomous Shuttle Project (MDAS)
Mary Ann P. Zawada, $19,000 in support of the Helen Zawada-Bronisz Book Fund
Ansys, Inc., $20,000 in support of research by CECS Professor Casquero Penelas
James R. Baughman and Irene Carli-Baughman, $30,000 in support of the James and Irene Baughman Scholarship
Haresh and Alpa Bhungalia, $10,000 in support of the Bhungalia Family Scholarship
James and Karen A. Brailean, $150,000 in support of the Engineering Lab Building Renovation Fund
Catherine A. Davy, $10,000 to support the Talent Gateway
Hani I. Fakhouri and Aleya Rouchdy, $40,000 in support of the Hani Fakhouri and Aleya Rouchdy Scholarship
Ford Motor Company Fund, $25,000 in support of the Office of Metropolitan Impact
Richard M. Haddrill, $20,000 in support of the Richard M. Haddrill Scholarship
MAHLE Technology, Inc., $50,000 in support of the Engineering Lab Building Renovation Fund
Vaman and Ratna Naik, $10,000 to support the Vaman and Ratna Naik Endowed Scholarship
Walter and May Reuther Memorial Fund, $10,000 to support the Center for Labor and Community Studies
Michael and Vana Surmanian, $10,000 to support the Michael and Vana Surmanian Family Scholarship
Anonymous Donor, $15,000 to support the UM-Dearborn Ottawa/Canada Internship Program Endowment and the Engineering Lab Building Renovation Fund
Anonymous Donor, $10,000 to support of baseball
Breakthroughs for Humanity Inc., $75,000 to support the support of thermal spray research
Bryan A. Becker and Colleen J. Burcar, $10,000 to support the COB Dean's Strategic Initiative Fund and the Richard E. Czarnecki Endowed Scholarship Fund
DTE Energy, $10,500 to support of facilities through the DTE Schools Strategic Energy Program
Robert and Elizabeth Haar, $10,000 to support the Rob and Liz Haar Scholarship Fund
Helga Postell Estate, $257,523 to support the Environmental Study Area Endowment Fund
Nancy D. Richter, $33,000 to support the Nancy D. Richter Scholarship for Nontraditional Business Students
Lelahni Wessinger, $15,000 to support the John L. Wessinger Internship Scholarship
A complete overview of the Regents’ meeting can be found here.