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Mary Sue Coleman (born October 2, 1943) is the President of the Association of American Universities (AAU). She was the 13th President of the University of Michigan.[3] In 2009, she was named one of the nation's "10 best college presidents" by Time.[4]

Mary Sue Coleman
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Coleman in 2014
7th President of the Association of American Universities
Assumed office
2016
Preceded byHunter R. Rawlings III
13th President of the University of Michigan
In office
August 1, 2002 – July 30, 2014
Preceded byLee Bollinger
Succeeded byMark Schlissel
18th President of the University of Iowa
In office
1995–2002
Preceded byHunter R. Rawlings III
Succeeded byDavid J. Skorton
Personal details
Born (1943-10-02) October 2, 1943 (age 75)[1]
Spouse(s)Ken Coleman
ResidenceAnn Arbor, Michigan
Alma materGrinnell College
University of North Carolina
ProfessionProfessor
Salary$531,996 [2]

She formerly served as Professor of Biological Chemistry in the University of Michigan Medical School and Professor of Chemistry in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.

BiographyEdit

Mary Sue Coleman earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Grinnell College. She received a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina. For nineteen years, Coleman was on the biochemistry faculty at the University of Kentucky.[5]

Coleman sits on the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson.[6] She was previously chair of the Association of American Universities. In July 2010, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke appointed her as the co-chair of National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.[7] In 2004, Coleman began leading "The Michigan Difference", a fundraising campaign that sought to raise $2.5 billion for the University of Michigan. The campaign raised $3.2 billion, setting a public university record.[8] She served as the 18th President of the University of Iowa from 1995 to 2002.[9]

Time magazine ranked Coleman as one of the ten best American university presidents in 2009, citing her success in fundraising and her emphasis on research.[10]

On April 18, 2013, Coleman announced her retirement as President of the University of Michigan, effective July 1, 2014.[11]

In June 2015 Coleman was appointed to the University of Denver Board of Trustees. She is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and co-chaired the Academy's Lincoln Project on Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education Project with former University of California-Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau.[12]

Mary Sue Coleman began her tenure as president of the Association of American Universities on May 31, 2016.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Iowa Alumni Magazine: Mary Sue Coleman". Iowa Alumni Magazine. 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
  2. ^ "Highest Paid Presidents of Public Universities, 2007-2008: Mary Sue Coleman". BusinessWeek. 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  3. ^ "Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned". forbes.com.
  4. ^ The Ten Best College Presidents in Time Magazine. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  5. ^ "About Mary Sue Coleman". Office of the President, University of Michigan. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2012-02-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Get News". Department of Commerce.
  8. ^ Stevens, Lindy. "$3.2 billion Michigan Difference total announced". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  9. ^ University of Michigan Office of the President. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  10. ^ "The 10 Best College Presidents". Time. 2009-11-11.
  11. ^ "Who is Dr. Mark Schlissel, the next president of the University of Michigan?" – retrieved 25 January 2014.
  12. ^ "The Lincoln Project: Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education - American Academy of Arts & Sciences". www.amacad.org.
  13. ^ "Mary Sue Coleman - Association of American Universities". www.aau.edu.

Further readingEdit

Academic offices
Preceded by
Peter E. Nathan (acting)
Hunter R. Rawlings III
President of the University of Iowa
1995–2002
Succeeded by
Willard L. Boyd (interim)
David J. Skorton
Preceded by
B. Joseph White (interim)
Lee C. Bollinger
13th President of the University of Michigan
2002–2014
Succeeded by
Mark S. Schlissel