University of Michigan regents call Wednesday meeting to elect new university president

Board of Regents removed Mark Schlissel earlier this year

The University of Michigan.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The regents for the University of Michigan have called a special meeting Wednesday to elect a new university president.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday (July 13) at University Hall.

Former U of M President Mary Sue Coleman has been serving in the role since the Board of Regents voted to remove Mark Schlissel in January.

Schlissel was ousted following an investigation into a possible inappropriate relationship between him and a subordinate, and Coleman, his predecessor, agreed to return temporarily.

READ: University of Michigan releases 118 pages of emails after vote to fire Schlissel

During an “apology” issued months later, Schlissel said he demonstrated “poor judgment.”

“The relationship was entirely consensual, was never physical, and did not involve the inappropriate spending of university resources,” Schlissel said. “But in a time when we have been trying to strengthen the bonds of trust at the university, it is particularly important that campus leaders avoid even an appearance of impropriety.”

About the Author:

Derick is the Lead Digital Editor for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.