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Week of October 7, 2013

Search for new UM-Flint chancellor underway

The search for the next University of Michigan-Flint chancellor is now fully underway. Applications are being accepted and email nominations are encouraged at

Earlier this year, President Mary Sue Coleman appointed a search advisory committee and engaged the executive search firm of Korn/Ferry International to assist with the search. Chancellor Ruth Person will step down in summer 2014 after serving six years as chancellor of the Flint campus.

The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee chaired by Susan Gano-Phillips, interim associate dean and professor of psychology, UM-Flint College of Arts and Sciences, will work with Korn/Ferry International to identify candidates to present to President Coleman.

In meetings on the Flint and Ann Arbor campuses Sept. 23 and 24, the search advisory committee collected both campus and community input with Korn/Ferry International’s co-managing directors of global education practice Paul Chou and Ken Kring. Participants were asked about the needs of the campus as well as the qualities the next leader of UM-Flint should possess.

Questions regarding the search can be directed to chairperson Susan Gano-Phillips at or Lisa Connolly, the U-M Ann Arbor liaison to the search, at

Additional information regarding the search can be found here:


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