Mary Sue Coleman

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Mary Sue Coleman
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7th President of the Association of American Universities
In office
2016–2020
Preceded byHunter R. Rawlings III
Succeeded byBarbara Snyder
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 77)
Spouse(s)Ken Coleman
EducationGrinnell College (BS)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MS, PhD)

Mary Sue Coleman (born October 2, 1943)[1] is an American chemist and academic. She served as the President of the Association of American Universities (AAU) from 2016-2020. Prior to that, she was the 13th President of the University of Michigan,[2] and the 18th President of the University of Iowa. In 2009, she was named one of the nation's "10 best college presidents" by Time.[3]

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.

Biography[edit]

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.[4]

Coleman sits on the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] She served as the 18th President of the University of Iowa from 1995 to 2002.[8]

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.[9]

On April 18, 2013, Coleman announced her retirement as President of the University of Michigan, effective July 1, 2014.[10]

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.[11]

Coleman served as president of the Association of American Universities from 2016 to 2020.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iowa Alumni Magazine: Mary Sue Coleman". Iowa Alumni Magazine. 2007. Archived from the original on March 29, 2012. Retrieved September 30, 2009.
  2. ^ "Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned". forbes.com. Archived from the original on November 11, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  3. ^ The Ten Best College Presidents in Time Magazine. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  4. ^ "About Mary Sue Coleman". Office of the President, University of Michigan. Archived from the original on April 13, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Get News". Department of Commerce.
  7. ^ Stevens, Lindy. "$3.2 billion Michigan Difference total announced". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  8. ^ University of Michigan Office of the President. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  9. ^ "The 10 Best College Presidents". Time. November 11, 2009.
  10. ^ "Who is Dr. Mark Schlissel, the next president of the University of Michigan?" – retrieved January 25, 2014.
  11. ^ "The Lincoln Project: Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education - American Academy of Arts & Sciences". www.amacad.org.
  12. ^ "Saying Farewell and Wishing Good Luck | Association of American Universities (AAU)". www.aau.edu.

Further reading[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Peter E. Nathan
Acting
President of the University of Iowa
1995–2002
Succeeded by
Willard L. Boyd
Acting
Preceded by
B. Joseph White
Acting
President of the University of Michigan
2002–2014
Succeeded by
Mark S. Schlissel