ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted to fire Dr. Mark Schlissel as president after an investigation into an alleged relationship with a subordinate.
The investigation started in December following a tip, according to the board. An investigation found Schlissel had been using his university email address to communicate with another employee.
The Board of Regents released a 118-page document with dozens of emails from Schlissel to the employee collected during the investigation.
“In the interest of full public disclosure, we have released dozens of Dr. Schlissel’s communications that illustrate this inappropriate conduct, as well as the letter that we sent to Dr. Schlissel explaining our decision.”
Schlissel, 64, first became president of the university in 2014, and was in the midst of his second term. He had planned to step down in 2023. He was the 14 president of the university.