I'm in full support of a fellow Michigan Grad/Omaha native.
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.