Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 22, 2012

Regents name chair and vice chair, approve Cancer Center project

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.

Deitch to chair board; Fischer Newman named vice chair

Regent Laurence Deitch will serve as the next chair of the Board of Regents for a one-year term beginning July 1. Regent Andrea Fischer Newman was named vice chair when the appointments were announced Thursday at the board's monthly meeting.

According to regents bylaws, the chair and vice chair are appointed based on seniority, and the vice chair automatically succeeds to the position of chair.

Primary duties of the chair include: setting the annual schedule of meetings, agenda and major topics for presentation or study by the board; monitoring committee agenda planning for coordination and comprehensiveness; acting as spokesperson and convener of the board, when appropriate; presiding over executive session when held without the president; and appointing the chair and members of the ad hoc and standing committees.

If the president is unable to attend a public meeting or must be out of the room during any part of the meeting, the chair will preside. If the chair is unable to perform the duties, the vice chair will assume them.

Renovations planned at Cancer Center

A renovation project is planned at the Comprehensive Cancer Center to support increasing patient volumes.

Approximately 6,300 gross square feet of space vacated by departments that moved to the new C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospitals will be renovated to expand clinical spaces and improve patient access to educational and support services.

The $2 million project is being funded by the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers and is scheduled to be completed next spring.