Interim President of the University of Michigan Mary Sue Coleman announced Tuesday she recommends an appointment Lori K. McCauleycurrent dean Faculty of Dentistry as next Vice Rector and Vice President of Education at the University of Michigan. The regency council will discuss and vote to approve McCauley’s appointment at a March 24 council meeting.

If her appointment is approved by the council, McCauley will succeed Vice Rector Susan Collins, who plans to step down at the university on May 15 to take over as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Collins has served as vice-chancellor since Martin Filbert, her predecessor, was appointed administrative leave in January 2020 because of the many charges of sexual abuse. McCauley’s term will begin on May 16 and will end on June 30, 2023 or after the appointment of a permanent vice-chancellor.

In a press release, Coleman wrote that McCauley’s credentials and experience at the university during her tenure as dean will be useful when the university takes place presidential transition process.

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