Mark S. Schlissel named 14th President of the University of Michigan

Mark S. Schlissel named 14th President of the University of Michigan

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning welcomes Dr. Mark Schlissel as the 14th president of the University of Michigan.

Dr. Schlissel, currently serving as provost of Brown University, will succeed Mary Sue Coleman on July 1, 2014. Coleman is retiring after 12 years leading U-M.

Dr. Schlissel, age 56, is a nationally recognized biomedical researcher who has risen through the ranks of academic and administrative positions in higher education. Before being named provost at Brown in 2011, Dr. Schlissel was University of California at Berkeley’s Dean of Biological Sciences in the College of Letters & Science and held the C.H. Li Chair in Biochemistry.

A graduate of Princeton University (A.B., summa cum laude, Biochemical Sciences), Dr. Schlissel earned both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He did his residency training in internal medicine at Hopkins Hospital and conducted postdoctoral research as a Bristol-Myers Cancer Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Whitehead Institute.

Dr. Schlissel, born in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been married for 29 years to Monica Schwebs, an environmental lawyer. They have four grown children.

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