Regents update: March 2019

April 1, 2019

Regents update: March 2019

Chancellor Domenico Grasso provided a campus strategic planning update to the U-M Board of Regents during the board’s March meeting.

“One of my objectives as chancellor was to begin a campus strategic planning process [and] I am happy to report this process has begun,” he said.

He shared that a team of faculty and staff are close to completing an environmental scan of both internal and external factors that will help inform future decision making. The campus community will then focus on five areas of strategic planning: student success, scholar teacher, staff development, efficiencies and university prominence. Work on the plan will begin in earnest later this spring.

Grasso also shared that the university hosted Olin College of Engineering President Richard Miller to share his insights and thoughts regarding the future of higher education. President Mark Schlissel will be on campus this week to share his thoughts on the future of higher education and the need for a creative growth mindset.

The items below were approved at the March 28, 2019, U-M Board of Regents meeting.

Joy Beatty, associate professor, College of Business and vice chair of SACUA provided the 2018-19 annual report.

UM-Dearborn is grateful for the following gifts over $10,000:

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
$25,000 in support of the UM-Dearborn Engineering Lab Building Renovation Fund

Iris and Daniel Winey
$10,000 in support of the Daniel and Iris Winey Endowed Scholarship Fund

The personnel actions below were approved:
Appointment of Casandra Ulbrich as vice chancellor for institutional advancement.

Joint or additional appointments or transfers of regular associate or full professors and selected academic and administrative staff:
Charu Chandra, Donald Ross Cowan Endowed Collegiate Professor, COB, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022 (also professor of operations management, with tenure).

Crystal J. Scott, chair, Department of Management Studies, COB, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022 (also associate professor of marketing, with tenure).

Vivek Singh, Richard E. Czarnecki Endowed Collegiate Professor II, COB, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022 (also professor of accounting and finance, with tenure).

Karen S. Strandholm, associate dean, COB, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022 (also associate professor of strategic management, with tenure).

Other personnel transactions for regular instructional staff and selected academic and administrative staff:
Ulrich Kamp, change in title to professor of Earth and environment, with tenure, CASL, effective March 1, 2019 (currently professor of geology, with tenure).

Retirement memoirs:
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Frank J. Massey, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, UM-Dearborn
Gerald F. Moran, Ph.D, professor of history, UM-Dearborn
John F. Riebesell, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, UM-Dearborn

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Malayappan Shridhar, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering, UM-Dearborn
Keshav S. Varde, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering, UM-Dearborn


The entire Regents' agenda is available online.

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