Mary Sue Coleman

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Mary Sue Coleman
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13th President of the University of Michigan
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 2002
Preceded byLee Bollinger
18th President of the University of Iowa
In office
1995–2002
Preceded byHunter R. Rawlings III
Succeeded byDavid J. Skorton
Personal details
Born(1943-10-02) October 2, 1943 (age 69)[1]
Spouse(s)Ken Coleman
ResidenceAnn Arbor, Michigan
Alma materGrinnell College
University of North Carolina
ProfessionProfessor
WebsitePresident Mary Sue Coleman
 
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Mary Sue Coleman
150px
13th President of the University of Michigan
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 2002
Preceded byLee Bollinger
18th President of the University of Iowa
In office
1995–2002
Preceded byHunter R. Rawlings III
Succeeded byDavid J. Skorton
Personal details
Born(1943-10-02) October 2, 1943 (age 69)[1]
Spouse(s)Ken Coleman
ResidenceAnn Arbor, Michigan
Alma materGrinnell College
University of North Carolina
ProfessionProfessor
WebsitePresident Mary Sue Coleman

Mary Sue Coleman (née Wilson; October 2, 1943) is the 13th and current President of the University of Michigan.[2] In 2009, she was named one of the nation's "10 best college presidents" by Time Magazine.[3]

Biography[edit source | edit]

Mary Sue Coleman was awarded an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Grinnell College. She later received a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina. For nineteen years, Coleman was a member of the biochemistry faculty at the University of Kentucky.[4]

Currently, Coleman sits on the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson.[5] She also serves as chair of the Association of American Universities. In July 2010, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke appointed her as the co-chair of National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.[6] In 2004, Coleman began leading "The Michigan Difference", a campaign that sought to raise $2.5 billion for the University of Michigan institution. Concluding in 2008, this campaign raised $3.2 billion - the most a public university has ever raised. Formerly she served as the 18th President of the University of Iowa from 1995 to 2002.[7]

On April 18, 2013, Coleman announced her retirement as President of the University of Michigan. She will serve through July 2014 before stepping down.[8]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Iowa Alumni Magazine: Mary Sue Coleman". Iowa Alumni Magazine. 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  2. ^ Forbes biography
  3. ^ The Ten Best College Presidents in Time Magazine. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  4. ^ "About Mary Sue Coleman". Office of the President, University of Michigan. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.investor.jnj.com/governance/biodetail.cfm?bioid=4341
  6. ^ US Department of Commerce
  7. ^ University of Michigan Office of the President. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  8. ^ [1]. "President Coleman announces her retirement in 2014" retrieved 18 April 2013.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Peter E. Nathan (acting}
Hunter R. Rawlings III
President of the University of Iowa
1995–2002
Succeeded by
Willard L. Boyd (interim)
David J. Skorton
Preceded by
B. Joseph White
President of the University of Michigan
2002–present
Succeeded by
current