Mary Sue Cleman From the desk of Mary Sue Coleman

Dear Friends,

I recently had the opportunity to appear before Michigan legislators and share the value and impact of the University of Michigan, as they work to determine state funding for Michigan’s public universities.

Working with our Board of Regents, I want U-M to be more vital than ever for developing cures and therapies, generating economic development, and creating new technologies. Most important, I want Michigan to continue its legacy of educating young people who will be the leaders of their generation.

The University of Michigan has done much to shape public higher education in this country. And it is because of a commitment to offer exceptional opportunities for quality, affordable higher learning. That commitment is more important than ever as we move forward. We need to ensure that our citizens are the best educated in the world. Today’s world is chaotic, competitive and more challenging than ever. It is our job as a university to prepare graduates – from northern Michigan and everywhere – who make a difference for the better.

Mary Sue Coleman
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  • Funding high-energy projects in eight Michigan cities

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  • Student-led commercialization fund leads company to acquisition, inks new investment
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