Today, the Board of Regents announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Schlissel, current provost of Brown University, as the next president of the University of Michigan. This is wonderful news for the University and for our Health System. Dr. Schlissel is a remarkable physician-scientist who will bring to the presidency an important depth of understanding about academic medicine and biomedical science. We are extremely fortunate that he will be at the helm as we begin an exciting new era at Michigan.
At the same time, we are privileged to have been led by Mary Sue Coleman, a president with great vision and who has moved the university to unprecedented levels of accomplishment. Given the track record of our president-elect, we can expect to continue this extraordinary trajectory of leadership. This bodes well for the future of the entire university and specifically for our Health System. It is a moment of grand celebration for us and all of our friends and supporters.