New appointments and summer gifts approved and recognized at U-M Board of Regents September meeting.
Chancellor Domenico Grasso provided the following university updates:
- Shared news of our university’s largest incoming first-year class in history with more than 1150 students
- Acknowledged our recent US News and World Report 2023-24 rankings
- Expressed excitement for the Dearborn campus homecoming activities
- Foreshadowed the upcoming Town and Gown Bike Ride
The following personnel appointments were approved reappointments of regular instructional staff and selected academic and administrative staff.
Armen Zakarian, vice provost for research, Office of the Provost, and executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2023 through July 1, 2026 (also professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, with tenure, CECS).
Joint or additional appointments or transfers of regular associate or full professors and selected academic and administrative staff.
Lee A. Freeman, interim chair, Department of Management Studies, College of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2023 through Dec. 31, 2023 (also associate professor of management information systems, with tenure).
Claudia S. Kocher, interim associate dean, College of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2023 (also associate professor of finance, with tenure).
Armen Zakarian, dean of graduate studies, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective September 1, 2023 through July 1, 2026 (also vice provost for research, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, with tenure, CECS).
Regular instructional appointments
Leonardo P. Kattari, M.S.W., assistant professor, Health and Human Services, CEHHS, January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2026.
Lecturers' Employee Organization new appointments
Tanjore V. Jayaraman, lecturer III, Mechanical Engineering, CECS, June 30, 2023
Citizens Advisory Committee
- Diana Abouali, retroactive appointment, four-year term, September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2027.
- Ismael Ahmed, retroactive appointment, four-year term, September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2027.
- Emily Kolinski-Morris, retroactive appointment, four-year term, September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2027.
Recognized gifts of $10,000 or more
$10,000 in support of the UM-Dearborn Engineering Lab Building Renovation Fund
Math Corps National
$15,000 in support of the Math Corps Summer Camp
Rosalyn Saltz Estate
$15,000 in support of the Rosalyn Saltz Graduate Scholarship in Early Childhood Education Fund
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
Mary Ann P. Zawada
$32,432 in support of the Helen Zawada-Bronisz Book Fund
Mark E. Ritz and L. Lee Gorman
$11,000 in support of the College of Engineering and Computer Science Annual Fund
Templeton World Charity Foundation
$23,400 in support of the Primates in Virtual Space: Using Virtual Reality to Compare the Spatial Intelligence of Humans, Apes and Monkeys
View the Board of Regents’ meeting agenda.