Regents Roundup for February 2024

February 19, 2024

Get details from the February U-M Board of Regents meeting, including the renaming of the Engineering Lab Building, a new department structure in the College of Business and personnel appointments.

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Chancellor Domenico Grasso provided the following university updates:

The Regents approve the naming of the Engineering Lab Building in honor of former College of Engineering and Computer Science Eean Tony England. Information regarding a formal ceremony will be shared in the coming weeks. 

The following personnel appointments were approved: 

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

Susan A. Everett, interim chair, Department of Education, CEHHS, effective March 4, 2024 – June 30, 2024 (also professor of Education, with tenure).

Administratively approved new appointments of regular instructional staff:

Aditya Raghunandan, Ph.D., assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, CECS, Jan. 1, 2024 – Dec. 31, 2026.

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

Reem Abou-Samra, Ph.D., lecturer I in Social Sciences, CASL, Jan. 1 – April 30, 2024

Paul Bottorff, M.M., lecturer I in Education, CEHHS, Jan. 1 – April 30, 2024

Jirjees Matti, M.S.E., lecturer I in Electrical and Computer Engineering, CECS, Jan. 1 – April 30, 2024

Thomas E. Pilutti, Ph.D., lecturer I in Mechanical Engineering, CECS, Jan. 1 – April 30, 2024

Soumaya Rebai, Ph.D., lecturer I in Computer and Information Science, CECS, Jan. 1 – April 30, 2024

Xipeng Wang, Ph.D., lecturer I in Computer and Information Science, CECS, Jan. 1 – April 30, 2024

Kimberly K. Williamson, M.Ed., lecturer I in Education Operations, CEHHS, Jan. 1 – April 30, 2024

Approval to establish new academic departments

The Regents approved the establishment of the Department of Management and Marketing and the Department of Information and Operations Management (formerly the combined Department of Management Studies). This action was brought forward by the College of Business dean and the Executive Committee of the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business, with the support of the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Splitting the two departments better reflects the teaching, research and service being completed by faculty and will better organize and serve the administrative needs of the respective departments, as well as the college. This change is effective July 1, 2024. 


View the Board of Regents’ meeting agenda.