Title says it all: http://www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/130418/coleman
Title edit: It's not off topic, even though it's not about sports
Title says it all: http://www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/130418/coleman
Title edit: It's not off topic, even though it's not about sports
Is she entering the NBA draft?
I hear she is a sure fire lottery pick.
Do we know whether she is leaving or retiring entirely? And did she say why?
Retiring completely according to Twitter
retiring, living in AA.
Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
Ours is a university unlike any other, and there is no place I would rather be.
I have told the Board of Regents that Michigan is where I wish to conclude my career. I will retire as president when my contract ends on July 31, 2014.
The University of Michigan deserves the best in a leader, and I want to give the Board ample time to select the next president. I am committed to working with the Board members to ensure a smooth leadership transition.
Leading the University of Michigan is the most challenging and rewarding work of my career. It is a tremendous privilege and one that continually energizes me.
I am extremely proud of the work we have done, together, to make Michigan more vibrant, more accessible and more global. I fully anticipate the next 15 months will be like my previous 11 years - busy. I have often said I have the best job in higher education, and I look forward to continuing to work with faculty, students, staff and alumni in the upcoming year.
When a new president is in place, my husband Ken and I plan to live in Ann Arbor and remain active in the community. We have always lived in college towns and there's really no place like Ann Arbor. We did not think twice about where we wanted to call home after the presidency.
Today, it's much too soon for goodbyes. Instead, let's move forward and continue to advance the academic excellence of the University of Michigan.
Mary Sue Coleman
I did a double take thinking she ended with Touchdown Michigan. It looks similar if you access the site via a browser on a phone.
Heard Chris Webber fired her ass.
Not OT- it's about the University.
Also, could this have some effect on the Fab 5 and their banners?
That thought occurred to me also.
You do not understand the culture of UM from the eyes of the President.
This is not OSU and the wonderful world of Gordon Gee
The university's culture may not change but the 10 year ban and disassociation ends a month or two. The new president/administration will not be restricted by that NCAA ruling.
Also, the president may well be an outsider or even if it is an insider it will probably be someone who wasn't very involved on the athletic side of the school. So the perspective will likely be different. Time heals all wounds etc etc. MSC was around since 2002 including the end of the investigation, the sanctions period when other athletes suffered for other people's transgressions and the period during which the program was struggling which a lot of people blamed on those 4. Those experiences would likely shape her views in a way that is probably less favorable to a reconciliation than would be the perspective of someone new who hadn't been around during that period. The scandal will probably be less personal and more historical for the new President.
I loved the Fab Five, but as long as the NCAA rules that those games are vacated, I can't imagine us returning the banners. Schools do not, as a rule, honor teams whose accomplishments are taken away.
Self-imposed sanctions. The NCAA did not hand the wins being vacated (to my understanding...but I've been wrong before)
I don't think OSU has heard of your rule...
Will Kwame be out by then??
:( who would be an amble replacement?
I don't think someone's ability to walk should have anything to do with it.
I, MgrowOld, BS Degree-holding, Poli-Sci Majoring, University of Michigan Alumni class of 1981 am tanned, rested and ready for the job.
I hereby throw my hat in the ring.
you're too old. As a spring chicken '82 grad, I can run rings around your "hat in the ring." And I've got two Michigan degrees -- top that, MF'r!
Step off pops. You're gonna break a hip.
You old people are funny. UM '98
If more recent is somehow better or more qualified in the alternate universe of this thread, then I beat all y'all. UM '12. Unless there's a fall '12. Hat meet ring.
By the way you throw it right back at the young punks, I never would have guessed 53'ish. Well done.
because he just made the largest single donation in the university history - $110 million
Where I can apply? Will the interview be in STAR format?
and I wonder who replaces her. Obligatory football analogy: I like that she was the first president in a while not to get hired away by someone else. It shows that we are able to hold onto our "coaching" talent, and actually a lot of her "coordinators" got hired to be heads at other good schools, which is a sign of success as well.
Ummm...MSC was one of the most prolific fundraising Prezis this U or any has seen in a 100 hundred years. And, yes, it is all about the Benjamins for U prezis. Our endowment has ba-boomed under her auspicies. That was her main roll, and she killed it.
I smell Lloyd Carr acomefith.
He his zero experience in that type of role. He's been a football coach and some kind of AD advisor right?
MSC was the head of some U of Kentucky cancer center, then the President of Iowa before being president here. No offense to Lloyd, but Michigan can too much, much better
I can't name a ton of university presidents, but I can't think of one at a major university without a background running big academic departments or smaller colleges/universities. Lawrence Summers is the closest I can think of to a non-career academic and his resume is a bit...different than Carr's, to say the least.
And UVa right? Which is no slouch school.
This. My first thought when I read the headline was "I wonder which Ivy League school poached her..."
Bring back Bollinger!
Put the banners up and hire Webber as the pres.
Sooo...good, bad, neutral? How am I supposed to feel about this?
She was a very effective president. (Time magazine certainly thinks so). The Michigan Difference, which was mostly under her tenure as president, raised $3.2 billion (more than its $2.5 billion goal). But she can't serve forever, either:
Appointed in 2002, Coleman is the fourth-longest-serving president in U-M's history. James B. Angell served 38 years, followed by Alexander G. Ruthven at 22 and Harlan H. Hatcher at 16.
So we're going to see Coleman go up as the name of a building soon if the pattern holds true.
There always seems to be some new building or other going up on North Campus, so there'll be no shortage of buildings that need names.
Great fundraiser, a little iffy on being open to student issues, lots of student orgs don't like her but I would say a net positive for the university during her tenure. She takes a lot of flack about putting fundraising and buidling imporvements over student well being. But that just some students opinions, nbobody thinks she was overall terrible for the school.
Well she took a stance supporting discrimination (in the form of affirmative action), so I can't be too mad about it.
but this veers into taboo territory here, politics. It is hard to avoid politics when discussing somebody who supported such controversial and politically extreme positions.
of Ayn Rand and your post just screams 'douchebag'.
A big part of the 'no politics' rule is to prevent replies like this that serve to bring the discussion down another level. Disagree quietly, explain why you don't think he should post what he did, but there's no need to reply with namecalling (and a pretty thinly veiled political statement).
points return 5/18.
do what you gotta do
Didn't she make a push to get her term limits removed?
Another tidbit. Charles munger just donated $110 million to umich- largest donation ever at once.
Dayum. Cha-ching. People forget that Charlie Munger is a UM grad and how rich that mofo is.
Yeah - Charlie Munger is an LA guy (though recently Omaha too, to an extent) and yeah he's crazy wealthy. He basically built Harvard-Westlake High School in Studio City, which looks like a really nice D3 college, just with better athletic facilities.
Munger, Tolles and Olson is still one of the largest law firms on the West Coast, and if I'm not mistaken, either Tolles or Olson is also an M grad, but I can't remember which one.
I remember reading about a bet Charlie Munger had with Warren Buffet on a Michigan-Nebraska football game, and I'm not sure if it was this last year or the year before. Apparently they have a fun rivalry with those two schools.
I'm in full support of a fellow Michigan Grad/Omaha native.
We now know what is replacing Blimpy and the other buildings the University bought.
I hear football coaches can fire university presidents.
Seriously though, she was a good president and did a lot for the university. I wish her well.
but does anyone think DB would make as good or better President than an AD?
While he wanted to be Govenor, I don't think he can focus on academia as much (or as well) as he does athletics.
I don't think it's a bad idea...I don't know anything about what you should look for in a University President, but I just think he's a GREAT AD and couldn't see how he could be better.
And by GREAT AD, I know he's arrogant at times, I know he makes mistakes...but our athletic program as a whole hasn't been this solid in forever. He's leading the charge on the University of Michigan being more than talk. We've always said "Leaders and Best"...we're walking the walk under Brandon. Team performance, Facilities, Fundraising, Coaches, everything.
This is very much about Michigan sports. MSC has had input into every significant coaching hire. Word is, MSC blackballed Kirk Ferentz, who she had known from her Iowa days.
I, for one, will miss our occasional barbs at her yacht club and the ladies therefrom.
Speculation on potential candidates:
Marvin Krislov (former UM General Counsel, now President of Oberlin College)
Theresa A. Sullivan (embattled U Va. President, with UM links)
Evan Caminker (former Dean of Michigan Law)
Let me add Martha Pollack, current Michigan provost, former EECS prof and then Dean of the School of Information as a likely candidate. When she was named provost, the AnnArbor.com article had a lot of speculation that she'd be a very likely replacement for Coleman (not at all a given, but a very strong candidate).
This would surprise me, if only because she strikes me as someone who really likes to analyze issues. The problem with a presdential job is that it's a 10,000 foot view of everything (by necessity). I don't know if you really get to roll up your sleeves and start tearing into something, because there's no time for you to focus in on things like that.
But this is sheer conjecture on my part; I would have said the same thing about Phil Hanlon and he's on his way to be President at Dartmouth, so what do I know?
Make no mistake, Mary Sue was a huge asset to the University. Fantastic fundraiser and overall administrator.
Ask any current student: half of them have personally met her and have great anecdotes about her.
Who will get the honor to wear that one?
Brady Hoke must have fired her.
Oh good, it'll be nice to have someone else in charge.
I think Lloyd Brady will be the next president
I was fortunate to meet both MSC and Bollinger as student. When Bollinger left, I felt she had big shoes to fill but now I think MSC is going to leave even bigger shoes. She was able to work through the Ed Martin "stuff," raise $3 billion through the "Michigan Difference" campaign when the state was hit hard by recession, and although Rich Rod hiring/firing was under her watch so were the Beilein and Hoke hirings.
It's my big chance!
She did a lot for Michigan in terms of raising money which in turn allowed us to raid other schools for their best and brightest during the economic downturn. When other schools were tighten their belts, we were backing up dump truck loads full of money in front of promising junior faculty to lure them to Michigan. As our academic rating continues to rise in the coming years and younger faculty members pull down big awards, that's her efforts bearing fruit.
Of course she was also cold and stand offish in a lot of ways. One year she called DPS because an undergrad was standing outside the President's House waiting to give her a Valentine. She had none of the campus prescense that Bollinger had.
It kind of leaves me with mixed feelings on her. The University benefitted from her stewardish, but she never really established herself as someone that 90% of the campus really knew or cared about. Everyone who worked with her has said good things about her, but only a small circle of people did work with her.
It was a harmless prank, but he got there are 7am and hung around for over an hour, peering into the windows of the house, with his buddies videotaping it. If I were her, I'd call DPS to check things out, too, just to make sure they're not looney-tunes or drunk or anything.
She was someone you liked, but you didn't really love.
It's a loss for the University, but I expect a great candidate to get the job.
I thought that presidential successions are supposed to be done suddenly, in secret, and as clumsily as possible. This is not par for the course, then?
The University will miss Mary Sue and is better off having had her as its leader for the past decade. When I was a student, she was extremely accessible and responsive to my own personal comments/complaints and to those of my classmates. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a student or alum who emailed her and didn't get a personal and prompt response. Glad to see she'll stay around Ann Arbor after retirement.
Better revise my resume soon.
From engineering about as good a resolution to the BB scandal as anyone could hope for to raising a gazillion dollars for Michigan, Mary Sue has been a fine president. Yes, we had that little 3-year hiccup with the wrong FB coach, but we can't blame that all on her. Mr. Martin had a lot to do with it.
Best of luck to her as she enters her "golden years."
Should you really be blaming any of that (RR's tenure) on her?
Now she can finally get laid
Can't imagine anyone saying that she didn't do good things for this school, and she did them pretty much across the board. Athletic facilities, academics, and housing (even the one that basically turned into Soak City). She will definitely be missed.
What, no muppets?
his or her #1 job—unofficially—is raising gigantic boatloads of cash. MSC was very good at that, and she's leaving behind some expensive Pradas to fill.
that this new building is named the "Coleman Graduate Center" or "Coleman Residence Hall" or something like that. The donation came during her tenure and it will be done shortly after she retires.
Will the new pres let Demar Dorsey in? i knew there was hope.