Regents salute Hartford

The Regents recognized Vice President for Student Affairs Maureen Hartford’s contributions to the University with a resolution at their May meeting. Hartford (at left, with Regent Andrea Fischer Newman) will become the first female president of Meredith College, the largest private women’s college in the Southeast.

'Vice President Hartford has provided insightful and visionary leadership to the Division of Student Affairs and discerning counsel to the Regents and three presidents,’ the resolution stated. 'Shortly after arriving in Ann Arbor in 1992, Vice President Hartford gamely immersed herself in campus life by moving into a residence hall for a week,’ surviving leaking pipes and a small fire. 'Vice President Hartford displayed fortitude, calmness and personal warmth that have characterized her relationship with students, colleagues and Regents throughout her tenure.’

While here, Hartford launched Welcome Week; promoted community service and leadership through the Center for Learning through Community Service and Michigan Leadership; expanded the Program on Intergroup Relations, Conflict and Community; and expanded living-learning activities in the residence halls. She also, the resolution stated, 'took on the considerable challenge’ of creating a student code of conduct and a cohesive policy on alcohol and other drugs. Photo by Paul Jaronski, Photo Services