UM Regents OK Key Reappointments

Three key reappointments were highlighted during the Dec. 13, 2012 meeting of the University of Michigan board of regents. They were among several personnel actions approved by regents in one vote. [.pdf of all personnel actions]

Jerry May, UM’s vice president for development, was reappointed to a third five-year term from Feb. 1, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2018. At the Dec. 13 meeting, president Mary Sue Coleman praised May’s work, saying he has met or exceeded expectations for every single task. In her letter of support for his reappointment, Coleman cited his leadership of the most successful capital campaign in UM’s history. Called the “Michigan Difference,” the campaign surpassed $3 billion in donations. UM is gearing up for another major capital campaign that is expected to set an even higher goal. According to UM’s online salary database, May was paid $355,136 in FY 2011-12.

Also reappointed at the Dec. 13 meeting was Laura Lein, dean of the School of Social Work, for a second five-year term from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2018. In his letter of recommendation, provost Phil Hanlon cited the increase of applications to the school during her tenure, and development of the undergraduate minor in Community Action and Social Change. “She has given the school a positive energy, encouraging all faculty in their particular research pursuits and career development, as well as furthering interdisciplinary collaboration. The school is more collegial due to her warm, participatory and inclusive style.”

Another reappointment that was highlighted during the Dec. 13 meeting was for David Canter as senior associate vice president and executive director of the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), for a three-year term from July 19,2013 through July 18, 2016. Coleman said she could not be more delighted with the status of NCRC, which she said is ahead of schedule in terms of people moving into the complex. Later in the meeting, regents also approved a $4.375 million renovation project at the NCRC for UM’s Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory

This report was filed from the Michigan Union’s Anderson room on UM’s central campus, where the regents held their December meeting.