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.
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.