Brown Provost Schlissel Is New U. Of Michigan President

Jan 24, 2014

The University of Michigan has tapped Brown University provost Mark Schlissel as its new president. Schissel, who has served as Brown provost since 2011 will become Michigan’s 14th president.

Brown's Provost will leave his post to become President of the University of Michigan.

Michagan is known as one of the nation’s top public universities with an annual budget of $6 billion a year, an enrollment of 44,000 students and a workforce of about 22,000.

The University of Michigan also has the largest health system in Michigan. Schlissel has a background in biochemical research. He is a graduate of Princeton University who earned his  masters’ and doctorate degrees from Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to Brown, he was dean of biological sciences at the College of Letters and Science at The University of California-Berkeley.