The University Record, July 22, 1998

Schoem named assistant vice president for academic and student affairs

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David Schoem will serve as assistant vice president for academic and student affairs in a new position that reports jointly to Provost Nancy Cantor and Maureen Hartford, vice president for student affairs.

His appointment, effective Sept. 1, was approved by the Regents at their July meeting. Schoem now is LS&A assistant dean for undergraduate education and adjunct assistant professor of sociology.

"As assistant vice president, Dr. Schoem will have responsibility for overseeing undergraduate student initiatives coordinated in central administration," said Cantor and Hartford in recommending the appointment to the Regents.

"He will have a broad range of responsibility for activities related to and bridging academic affairs and student affairs, such as the living/learning programs. He will also serve as a campus spokesperson on any number of issues related to academic affairs and student affairs, and will play a major role in helping the University address student-related issues concerning institutional diversity. Dr. Schoem will serve as a linkage between academic affairs and student affairs as well as the academic units."

Schoem says he is "looking forward to bringing together faculty, staff and students to further strengthen our rich scholarly and diverse community at Michigan."

Schoem teaches courses on intergroup relations and conflict, the American Jewish community, education and socio-cultural change, and reform of higher education. His publications reflect his wide-ranging interest in education and student affairs.

He received his undergraduate degree from the U-M in 1973, his master's in education from Harvard University 1974 and his Ph.D. in social policy and sociology/anthropology of education from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1979.