U. of Michigan's first female president to retire
- At a Board of Regents meeting Thursday, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman announced that she would retired as the university's 13th president in July 2014.
- Coleman, 69, became the university's first female president in 2002 and is the fourth-longest-serving president in the school's history.
- During her tenure, she guided the school through one of Michigan's worst economic downturns in history, helped found the University Research Corridor economic development partnership with Michigan State and Wayne State and saw the school through two affirmative action cases before the Supreme Court in 2003, as well as a voter ban on affirmative action in 2006.
From the article:
... "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 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," Coleman said. ...
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