Governance and Administration
When the Chronicle of Higher Education published its survey of the best colleges and universities to work for, the University of Michigan—on the list for the third consecutive year—received high marks. Michigan earned praise for confidence in leadership, job satisfaction, and work-life balance, among others. (Read more about the survey in the University Record.
Founded in 1817 in Detroit as “The University of Michigania,” the U-M is the oldest of the 15 public universities in the state of Michigan. Michigan is a highly decentralized institution comprising three campuses—in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint—all governed by a publicly elected Board of Regents.
Leadership is provided by President Mary Sue Coleman and Provost Philip J. Hanlon, a team of executive officers, and the deans of the schools and colleges on all three campuses. Faculty also have a strong voice through the University’s shared governance system.