Professor of biochemistry in Iowas College of Medicine and professor of biological sciences in the College of Liberal Arts
Previous appointments: provost and vice president for academic affairs, University of New Mexico; vice chancellor for graduate studies and research and associate provost and dean of research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; biochemistry faculty member (19 years) and Cancer Center administrator, University of Kentucky in Lexington
Member National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, elected in 1997
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Co-chair, Institute of Medicines Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance
Leadership positions include the Association of American Universities (AAU) executive committee; the American Council on Education (ACE) board of directors; the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) board of directors; the Knight Commission; board of trustees of Grinnell College; board of trustees of the Universities Research Association; ACE Task Force on Teacher Education and Commission on Minorities in Higher Education; Business Higher Education Forum; Imagining America Presidents Council; AAU Task Force on Research Accountability; NCAA Standards for Success Advisory Board; and Presidents Leadership Group of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
Bachelors degree in chemistry from Grinnell College and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina.
Married to Kenneth Coleman, a political scientist specializing in Latin America. Son Jonathan is a portfolio manager with the Janus Capital Corporation in Denver, Colo.
U-M salary of 475,000; details of her contract will be finalized prior to the June regents meeting