Regents Roundup for December 2019

December 10, 2019

Your recap from the December 2019 U-M Board of Regents’ meeting.

Chancellor's update

Chancellor Grasso shared Sue Alcock’s academic experience and accomplishments as he recommended her for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. He also provided details regarding this month’s commencement ceremonies and news regarding the campus’ new podcast series


Additional news

All three campuses submitted their Fiscal Year 2021 capital outlay project to the state for consideration. The UM-Dearborn project — the Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Artistry Laboratory (IDEA Lab) at the Mardigian Library — would renovate the space to improve student access, provide a technology-rich learning environment, update infrastructure, address deferred maintenance and reorganize space to accommodate a student interdisciplinary learning initiative.  


Personnel actions

Joint or additional appointments or transfers of regular associate or full professors and selected academic and administrative staff: Susan E. Alcock, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025 (also professor of archaeology and classics, with tenure, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, U-M Ann Arbor).

New appointments of instructional staff represented by the Lecturers’ Employee Organization: Kyoung Hyun Kwak, Ph.D., lecturer I, mechanical engineering, CECS, September 1-December 31, 2019; Lingxi Yi, M.A., lecturer I, language, culture, and communication, CASL, November 1-December 31, 2019.



The following gifts of more than $10,000 were acknowledged: 

Provost Catherine A. Davy
$10,417 in support of the Talent Gateway and special projects

$10,000 in support of the Ottawa/Canada Internship Program Endowment

Dr. Malayappan Shridhar
$25,000 in support of the Engineering Lab Building Renovation Fund

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


Additional details from the meeting can be found here

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