Regent Andrea Fischer Newman last week presented outgoing Vice President of Development Susan Feagin with a plaque in honor of her service to the U-M. Feagin leaves at the end of the month to return to Columbia University, her alma mater, where she will become vice president for development and alumni relations.
Reading a resolution in honor of Feagin, Newman called her one of the nations foremost academic development professionals, who enjoys the respect of donors and of her colleagues at Michigan and throughout the country.
The University has benefited enormously from the almost 25 years of experience Vice President Feagin brought to Michigan when she joined the University in May 1998.
The regents are grateful for Vice President Feagins strong leadership and her commitment to enhancing Michigans nationally recognized development program. Under her direction, the University enjoyed its most successful levels of fund-raising, raising a record $230.6 million in 2000 and $218 million in 2001. She also recruited a talented team of fund-raising professionals to work with the schools and colleges on the Universitys next capital campaign.