Regents Roundup - September 2021

September 27, 2021

News of retirement memoirs, donor gifts, the academic calendar and more were shared at the Sept. 23 U-M Board of Regents meeting.

During the Sept. 23 Board of Regents’ meeting, Chancellor Grasso provided updates regarding the campus outstanding vaccination policy results, progress on the campus strategic plan, recent US News rankings and news of the campus’ second largest gift — $8 million from an anonymous donor — and the academic calendars for 2022-23 and 2023-2024 were approved

The personnel actions below were approved.  

Citizens Advisory Committee

Patricia E. Mooradian, retroactive appointment, four-year term, September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2025.

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

Lee S. Redding, reappointment, interim associate dean, COB, effective September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022.

Karen S. Strandholm, reappointment, interim chair, Department of Management Studies, COB, effective September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022.

New appointment of instructional staff represented by the Lecturers’ Employee Organization:

Adrion L. Dula, Ph.D., Lecturer I, Language, Culture and Communication, August 30 – December 31, 2021.

Nancy A. Hanus, M.B.A., Lecturer I, Humanities, Department of Language, Culture and Communication, CASL, September 1 – December 31, 2021

Michael J. Molesky, J.D., Lecturer III, Accounting and Finance, COB, September 1, 2021 – April 30, 2024.

Retirement memoirs:

Kent S. Murray, Ph.D., professor of geology in the CASL, retired from active faculty status on April 30, 2021.

Patricia K. Smith, Ph.D, professor of economics, CASL, retired from active faculty status on April 30, 2021.

Gifts of $10,000 or more:

June
Nancy Keskeny Estate
$87,784 in support of the Nancy Keskeny Scholarship

Bernice G. Millar Estate
$29,844 in support of the UM-Dearborn Discretionary Fund

July 
Susan S. Bennett
$30,000 in support of the UM-Dearborn Engineering Lab Building Renovation Fund

James and. Maureen Lico
$150,000 in support of the Donald Thomas Lico Endowed Scholarship

August
Grace Kachaturoff
$20,000 in support of the Grace and Evelyn Kachaturoff Scholarship Fund

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

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