Presidential Transition:  Mary Sue Coleman Retires

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21Apr 2013
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Presidential Transition: Mary Sue Coleman Retires


Student, alumnus, employee or fan, Michigan’s presidency affects everyone associated with the university.

After eleven years of service, Mary Sue Coleman has announce that she is stepping down as U of M’s leader, effective July 2014.  Coleman, 69, is Michigan’s 13th president and the first women to hold that position.  She came to Michigan from the University of Iowa and built a reputation as an exceptional ambassador and aggressive fundraiser.  She is among the five highest paid public university presidents and, unsurprisingly, is also ranked as one of the best.

Over $3 billion was raised under her campaign The Michigan Difference, which helped to attract the best talent and fund building developments across campus.

Here’s an incomplete roundup of stories following her decision: