Mark Schlissel

University of Michigan's Fired President Mark Schlissel Works Out Sweet Deal

Mark Schlissel, booted four months ago as University of Michigan president, has worked out a cushy package with the school that includes a $463,000 payment to take a one-year leave. After the year, he can return as a tenured faculty member with a $185,000 salary, and get health insurance upon retiring, The Detroit News reports.
The Detroit Free Press

U-M interim President Mary Sue Coleman to be paid same salary as Mark Schlissel

The University of Michigan will pay Mary Sue Coleman the same amount to be the school's interim president as it was paying Mark Schlissel, who was fired from his role as president. That's $927,000 a year, according to a copy of the contract obtained by the Free Press under an...
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Detroit News

UM sued for name of woman in relationship with Mark Schlissel

Who is the woman who was in a relationship with former University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel that prompted his firing by the board of regents?. Charles Blackwell wants to know. He submitted a Freedom of Information request to UM for an unredacted copy of an incident report generated from...

Search to replace Mark Schlissel underway with new University of Michigan committee

ANN ARBOR, MI - Regents, alumni, faculty, students and more make up the new University of Michigan search committee for a president to replace Mark Schlissel. Regents Sarah Hubbard and Denise Ilitch, co-chairs of the committee, announced the committee’s formation in a Feb. 8 message to the UM community. The Boston-based Isaacson, Miller firm will assist the university with finding the new executive, according to a UM website.
Michigan Daily

Students react to news of former U-M President Mark Schlissel returning as tenured professor

The moment former University President Mark Schlissel was removed from his position, students were quick to celebrate, staging an impromptu gathering outside the presidential residence on South University Avenue. Although Schlissel was terminated from his position as president, he is entitled to a tenured faculty position per his initial contract.

Men behaving badly: How Mark Schlissel and Jeff Zucker are alike and how their downfalls differ

Three weeks ago, Mark Schlissel still was in charge at the University of Michigan. And until the middle of this week, Jeff Zucker headed CNN. The academic president and network president lost their jobs 18 days apart for undisclosed romances with subordinates. Their tumbles from the top reflect a new era of zero tolerance for "secret" workplace relationships between bosses and underlings.
Wolverine State Watch

A look back at eight years of UMich under former UM President Mark Schlissel

2021: More COVID-19 Complications, Carbon Neutral Commitment and Hail to the Victims. On January 19, 2021, classes for the fall 2021 semester resumed remotely, in addition to increased social distancing requirements after a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases towards the end of fall 2020 and into the winter semester. In...

Comeback chance: Professor Mark Schlissel could stand at the front of U-M biology classes

Mark Schlissel is disgraced, but not banished, at the university he led for seven and a half years. The ex-president, booted by regents Jan. 15 for "an inappropriate relationship with a university employee," still has tenure as a medical school professor of microbiology and immunology, as well as a biology professor at the main campus. And now he has invitations to teach, the Detroit Free Press posts Friday night.

Mark Schlissel could stick around University of Michigan as a tenured faculty member

ANN ARBOR, MI - Mark Schlissel may be out as the University of Michigan’s president, but he’s still listed as as a tenured faculty member on campus. While the UM Board of Regents fired the former UM president Saturday, Jan. 15, for his inappropriate relationship with a subordinate, he retains his appointment as a tenured faculty member, said UM spokesman Rick Fitzgerald.