The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its Oct. 14 meeting.
Regent Andrew Richner shared highlights of President Mary Sue Coleman’s annual review by the Personnel, Compensation and Governance Committee. Richner said Coleman had an outstanding year, and outlined her many accomplishments including keeping tuition rates low, increasing the university’s endowment, opening the first U-M residence hall in more than 40 years, recruiting new faculty and renovating Michigan Stadium. The board approved a 3-percent raise for the president.
The Board of Regents entered an official statement into the record in support of Michigan Student Assembly President Christopher Armstrong, who has been targeted by an individual because of his sexual orientation.
Regent Julia Donovan Darlow, who noted the regents also made a comment of support for Armstrong in September, said she was proud of how the university community came together because of the incident.
“As the elected governing body of the University of Michigan, we want to express our unequivocal support for the way the university has responded to this unfortunate situation,” the statement reads. “Looking ahead, we will remain ever vigilant to unacceptable displays of intolerance.”
To read the full statement, go to www.vpcomm.umich.edu/pa/key/regentsmsastatement.html.
The regents approved increasing the scope and budget and gave final approval for Crisler Arena renovation. The addition of seating replacement in the upper bowl will increase the project budget $3 million to $23 million. The project now will provide new seating in both the lower and upper bowls, relocated and widened aisles with handrails, and new seating meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project also will update the arena’s infrastructure, including a new roof and upgrades to the electrical and life safety systems. The project is being funded by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2012.
Approximately 470 staff parking spaces within the Simpson Circle Parking Structure will be converted to parking for patients and visitors to the new C. S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospitals. The project includes entrance and exit improvements, painting, new lighting, signage and guardrails, and a pedestrian bridge connecting the structure to the hospitals. The $3.15 million project is being funded from the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers resources and Parking resources and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2011.
David Antonetti, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, Medical School, effective Oct. 1.
Dr. Thomas Gardner, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, Medical School, effective Oct. 1.
* Kathleen Potempa, dean, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2011-June 30, 2016.
Dr. Peter Henke, Leland Ira Doan Research Professor of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.
* Jan Ching-Chun Hu, Samuel D. Harris Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Oct. 1, 2010-Sept. 30, 2015.
* Paul Hugo Krebsbach, Roy H. Roberts Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Oct. 1, 2010-Sept. 30, 2015.
Pavel Nagorny, Robert A. Gregg Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Oct. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2013.
Richard H. Price, Stanley E. Seashore Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Organizational Studies, LSA, effective Oct. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.
* Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2015.
Malayappan Shridhar, associate provost, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2013.
Ismael Ahmed, associate provost for integrated learning and community partnerships, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.
Todd Coon, procurement specialist, University Unions, on job satisfaction: “There’s an expectation here that you’re going to have a work-life balance, and I think that’s great.”
Vivian R. Shaw Lecture: Robin Givhan, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, U-M Museum of Art