Regents Roundup, September 2022

September 26, 2022

The September Board of Regents meeting included the approval of personnel actions, the addition of a Citizens Advisory Committee member and a CASL executive committee by-law change. 

Chancellor Domenico Grasso provided the following updates at the public Sept. 22 meeting:

  • Building back campus community events including the August cookout/kickball game, Chancellor’s Town Gown bike ride, alumni awards and Chancellor’s Book Club. 
  • News of new student enrollment growth and improvement in four-year FTIAC and three-year transfer student graduation rates. 
  • Recent campus US News and World Report rankings

The Regents approved the following personnel actions: 

Reappointments of regular instructional staff and selected academic and administrative staff.

Khouloud Gaaloul, Ph.D., assistant professor, Computer and Information Science, CECS August 29, 2022 – April 30, 2025.

Susan H. Grasso, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor, Social Sciences, CASL, July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Reappointments of regular instructional staff and selected academic and administrative staff

Melissa Stone, vice provost for enrollment management, effective September 15, 2022 - September 1, 2025.

Casandra Ulbrich, vice chancellor for institutional advancement, effective November 1, 2022 – October 31, 2027.

Appointments represented by the Lecturers’ Employee Organization 

Tanjore V. Jayaraman, Ph.D., Lecturer III, mechanical engineering, CECS, August 29, 2022 – April 30, 2025.

Vincent A. Wright, M.F.A., Lecturer I, humanities, CASL, August 29, 2022 – December 31. 2022.  

Committee appointments 

Citizens Advisory Committee

Trisha Stein, Chief of Staff to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, retroactive appointment, September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2026.

By law revisions 

CASL executive committee reduces its voting committee members from eight to seven members due to a college department merger.

University gifts of $10,000 or more

June
Beaumont Health, Community Health
$10,000 in support of Price - Safe Routes to School Gift

Colleen J. Burcar and Bryan A. Becker Fund of the Ernst & Young Foundation
$10,000 in support of the COB Sales Certificate Program Support

Mary Anne Plano
$20,666 in support of the Chancellor's Expendable Scholarship Fund

The Henry Ford
$10,000 in support of the Lemelson Foundation - Discovery grant - L&E at The Henry Ford

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

July
Estate of Dr. Rosalyn Saltz
$100,000 in support of the Rosalyn and Eli Saltz Endowed Scholarship Fund

August
Anonymous Donor
$15,000 in support of the John H. and Patricia W. Mitchell Business Communication Lab Expendable Fund

Anonymous Donor
$300,000 in support of the John H. and Patricia W. Mitchell Business Communication Lab Fund

Math Corps National
$14,000 in support of Math Corps Summer Camp 2022

Mary Ann Zawada
$25,000 in support of the Helen Zawada-Bronisz Book Fund


View the entire Board of Regents’ meeting agenda here.