Regents Roundup - May 2021

May 24, 2021

The Board of Regents approved new UM-Dearborn appointments, acknowledged major campus gifts and more at the May 20 meeting of the U-M Board of Regents.

Chancellor Domenico Grasso and CECS Dean Ghassan Kridli welcomed graduates back to campus for Spring 2021 Commencement.
Chancellor Domenico Grasso and CECS Dean Ghassan Kridli welcomed graduates back to campus for Spring 2021 Commencement.
Chancellor Domenico Grasso and CECS Dean Ghassan Kridli welcomed graduates back to campus for Commencement.

The chancellor shared campus updates regarding this spring’s commencement ceremonies, the recently awarded Coalition for Life Transformative Education grant and progress made on DEI strategic plan initiatives.

The following personnel actions below were approved.

Joint or additional appointments or transfers of regular associate or full professors and selected academic and administrative staff:

Ghassan T. Kridli, dean, CECS, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2025 (also professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, with tenure).

Promotions to the ranks of professor and associate professor:

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Francine Banner, professor, Sociology, with tenure
Gengxin Li*, associate professor, Statistics, with tenure
Keshav P. Pokhrel*, associate professor, Mathematics and Statistics, with tenure
Harmony A. Reppond*, associate professor, Psychology, with tenure

 College of Engineering and Computer Science
Shan Bao, associate professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, with tenure
Amanda Esquivel, associate professor, Mechanical Engineering, with tenure
Di Ma, professor, Computer and Information Science, with tenure
Mengqi Wang*, associate professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, with tenure

*Denotes those receiving tenure

Retirement memoirs:

Deborah A. Roundtree, collegiate lecturer and lecturer II, Psychology

The following gifts of over $10,000 were on the Regents’ report.

March
Crosswicks Foundation, $10,000 in support of the Dr. Ahmad Rahman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, $95,807 in support of Halal Metropolis: Exploring Muslim Visibility in Detroit
El-Hibri Foundation, $15,000 in support of Halal Metropolis 2.0: Exploring Muslim Visibility in Detroit
Barbara A. Kilbourn, $10,000 in support of the Margaret and Gus Carlson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Ravitz Foundation, $20,000 in support of 2020 Digitizing History 387: Aspects of the Holocaust
Michael L. and Vana Surmanian, $60,000 in support of the Michael and Vana Surmanian Family Scholarship
Daniel W. and Iris R. Winey, $10,000 in support of the Daniel and Iris Winey Endowed Scholarship Fund

April
American Heart Association Inc.
, $14,066 in support of CECS Research
Anonymous Donor, $12,000 in support of the Dr. Richard Potts Endowed Scholarship Fund and the Richard E. Czarnecki Endowed Scholarship Fund
Ford Motor Company, $40,000 in support of research in light weighting Bio Composites by Voiding by Prof. Alan Argento
Help Yourself Win Foundation, $15,000 in support of the Help Yourself Academy Fund
Theodore R. Plafchan and Janet Vernier, $10,000 in support of the COB Annual Fund
Michael L. and Vana Surmanian, $50,000 in support of the COB Dean's Discretionary Endowed Scholarship

For complete details regarding the May meeting, please review the Regents’website

 

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