Regents approve reappointment of Dean Susan M. Collins

September 15, 2011

This afternoon, the University Board of Regents approved the reappointment of Susan M. Collins as Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy for a five year term, effective September 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017.

In his announcement to the Ford School community, University of Michigan Provost Phil Hanlon wrote, "Dean Collins has done an excellent job of assessing the Ford School's strengths and building on them."

Hanlon's announcement cited a number of Collins' first-term achievements, including the revitalization of the Masters in Public Policy curriculum, invigoration of the activities of the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), strengthening of the Science, Technology and Public Policy program (STPP), expansion of international and domestic internships, increased emphasis on education policy, and inauguration of the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies.