UM Regents Appoint Provost, Law Dean

The University of Michigan’s board of regents has formally appointed Martha E. Pollack as the university’s new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Also appointed was Mark West as the new dean of UM’s Law School. The appointments were made at the board’s Feb. 21, 2013 meeting, as part of several appointments in the meeting’s consent agenda.

Pollack, who currently serves as vice provost, will replace Phil Hanlon, who was named president of Dartmouth College late last year and will begin his tenure there in July of 2013. [.pdf of memo recommending Pollack for provost] Her term runs from May 6, 2013 through June 30, 2015.

West now serves as associate dean for academic affairs at the law school. His five-year term as dean runs from Sept. 1, 2013 through August 31, 2018. [.pdf of memo recommending West as law school dean]

This brief was filed from the Anderson Room at the Michigan Union, where this month’s regents meeting was held.