University of Michigan names Mark Schlissel as New President

January 24, 2014

The University of Michigan has announced it new president. Mark Schlissel is currently the Provost at Brown University…and a long term bio-chemistry professor. At a news conference this morning…Schlissel said he was humbled at the opportunity to lead U-of-M.

“I am amazingly honored to be chosen to lead a jewel of the American educational system. The University of Michigan is held in such high regard throughout the academy… the students you’ve trained here are leaders around the world. The doctoral students you’ve trained populate the academy—perhaps more than any other university. So it’s beyond a privilege and an honor—words almost escape me.”

Schlissel will become the University of Michigan’s 14th president when current President Mary Sue Coleman steps down in the summer.