Regents Roundup - October 2020
The Board of Regents approved new UM-Dearborn appointments, acknowledged major campus gifts and more at the Oct. 22 meeting of the U-M Board of Regents.
These UM-Dearborn items were covered at the October 22 U-M Board of Regents meeting.
Chancellor Domenico Grasso shared information about significant progress made on the campus’s strategic plan, updates regarding our Go Safe – Go Blue – Go Dearborn campus return and he reaffirmed leadership’s decision and shared additional details involving the decision to cancel the winter sports season with a commitment to re-evaluating the decision in early 2021.
At the meeting, the following personnel actions were approved:
Appointments of instructional staff represented by the Lecturers’ Employee Organization
Todd S. Burroughs, Ph.D., Lecturer I, College-Wide Programs, CASL, September 1 – December 31, 2020
Jeanette L. Drake, Ph.D., Lecturer III, Management Studies, COB, August 31 – December 31, 2020
Tina G. O’Donnell, M.A., Lecturer I, Language Culture and Communication, CASL, August 31 – December 31, 2020
Appointments of regular instructional staff
Hugo Casquero Penelas, Ph.D., assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering, CECS, September 1, 2020 – April 30, 2023
Muhammad J. Farooq, Ph.D., assistant professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, CECS, September 1, 2020 – April 30, 2023
Foyzul Hassan, Ph.D., assistant professor, Computer and Information Science, CECS, September 1, 2020 – April 30, 2023
Zheng Song, Ph.D., assistant professor, Computer and Information Science, CECS, September 1, 2020 – April 30, 2023
Gifts of $10,000 or more
Templeton World Charity Foundation
$291,897 in support of Dr. Francine Dolins research on “The Cognitive Foundations of Social Minds”
Chancellor Domenico Grasso and Mrs. Susan Hull Grasso
$16,000 in support of the UM-Dearborn Engineering Lab Building Renovation Fund and the BJEC Pay it Forward Endowed Scholarship
$12,000 in support of the Dr. Richard Potts Endowed Scholarship Fund and the Richard E. Czarnecki Endowed Scholarship Fund
A complete overview of the Regents’ meeting can be found here.