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.

We have offices in Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Washington, D.C.

  • Michigan Impact Read about the many ways the University of Michigan impacts the people, communities and business' within the state. Regional and county maps provide facts and figures of economic impact.

  • U-M launches $100 million Data Science Initiative; hiring 35 new faculty Read more

  • U-M among the Princeton Review's 353 Green Colleges U-Record article

  • The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is ranked as the top dental school in the U.S. and the fourth in the world, according to a new survey of institutions of higher learning. Read more here

  • U-M maintained its ranking at No. 6 on Kiplinger's list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2015. Read More

  • You can learn more about the State’s higher education appropriations process by joining the Alumni Association’s Legislative Advocacy program.

  • The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers was named the best hospital in Michigan by the U.S. News & World Report.

  • U-M provides Guidelines for Political Campaigns and Ballot Initiatives.

  • A New website from Michigan Creative, U-M + Detroit, shows the commitment of U-M to the City of Detroit.
    The Detroit Center is the base of operations for many of U–M's Detroit–focused programs.

  • U-M & A2 The U-M Community Relations office has launched a new website that shows facts and figures explaining how the university is an integral part of the Ann Arbor community, and more.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

More than two dozen faculty, staff and students shared comments and ideas for making the University of Michigan more diverse, equitable and inclusive at a Community Assembly with President Mark Schlissel on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

Message from the President

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clarence Page, who emceed the discussion, said such an event is rare, as diversity is more typically discussed among friends and family, rather than inpublic.

 Read more in the University Record