Read about Dr. Mark S. Schlissel, the 14th President of the University of Michigan.
The Inauguration: On Friday, September 5, 2014, Mark S. Schlissel was installed as the fourteenth president of the University of Michigan.
Follow him on Twitter: @drmarkschlissel
About Government Relations
Vice President Cynthia H. Wilbanks oversees the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations.
University officials monitor federal and state legislation that impacts or involves higher education. Officials work with elected officials and government agencies in providing information and research findings that may assist their policy work.
Did You Know....
- U-M maintained its ranking at No. 6 on Kiplinger's list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2015. Read More
- The University of Michigan School of Information and the City of Jackson, Michigan have embarked on a three-year Citizen Interaction Design initiative to engage citizens with government. Read more and watch video's here.
- You can learn more about the State’s higher education appropriations process by joining the Alumni Association’s Legislative Advocacy program.
- Rankings: U-M Hospital care; Best in Michigan. World Reputation Rankings; 15th in the world.
- U-M provides Guidelines for Political Campaigns and Ballot Initiatives.
- The Detroit Center is the base of operations for many of U–M's Detroit–focused programs
University's M City will test driverless vehicles on North Campus
By David Lampe, Office of Research A 32-acre "mini-city," designed expressly for testing connected and automated vehicle systems and other emerging 21st-century smart-city technologies, is taking shape on North Campus.
Called M City, the one-of-a-kind facility will include a network of roads with up to five lanes, intersections, roundabouts, roadway markings, traffic signs and signals, sidewalks, bus facilities, benches, simulated buildings, streetlights, parked cars, pedestrians and obstacles like construction barriers.
Read more in the University Record.
The Compliance Resource Center includes practical information about compliance topics, and more.
The Legislative Advocacy program promotes the value of public higher education to elected officials in the State of Michigan. Volunteers in the program communicate with officials on the State appropriation bill, as well as other non-budget issues as needed.
Next Caucus Event:
Entrepreneurial Students Create Community Innovations
Check out previous Caucus Events on You Tube or your local cable station, here.
8/4/14 ANN ARBOR – The American shale gas boom has the potential to revitalize domestic manufacturing, and a new report from a University of Michigan-led panel recommends steps to make that happen in a responsible manner.
Includes The Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute (MMPEI)top