Mary Sue Coleman will serve as president of U-M for an additional two years beyond her current appointment, extending her contract through July 2014. The Board of Regents approved the extension at its meeting today.
The two-year extension is effective July 31, 2012, when her second five-year contract was set to expire. Coleman was appointed to her first five-year term in 2002.
“I am excited and honored to continue serving the University of Michigan. As I have said many times, I have the best job in the world,” Coleman said. “I deeply appreciate the board’s confidence in extending the opportunity to lead this remarkable university. Together, we have made tremendous progress as an institution these past several years. And we have done so in particularly challenging economic times.
“I am proud of the hard work, innovation and dedication of so many members of our community who believe in the university and the essential contributions we make in today’s world,” she added. “I want to continue that momentum.”
Congrats to MSC and well done to the Regents. She's an outstanding leader for the University of Michigan and the state of Michigan as a whole.