president mark s. schlissel
“I am committed to enhancing the University’s already eminent standing as a place where gifted scholars focus on research, teaching, and mentoring the rising generation to become engaged citizens and tomorrow’s leaders in all walks of life.”
President Mark S. Schlissel spoke these words to the University community during his Sept. 5, 2014, inauguration as U-M’s 14th president. Honoring U-M’s heritage and traditions, the day included thoughtful and relevant academic symposia, a procession across campus, and a community celebration.
His work since then has focused on making U-M the model public research university. “Our mission will always be to improve the world through research and education, to build a better place for our children and grandchildren,” he said.
President Schlissel is the first physician to lead the institution, and he has enjoyed getting to know U-M, and the students, faculty, staff, and supporters who make the community a special place. He earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and his M.D. and Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.