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Regents Roundup

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its April 16 meeting.

Design approved for Engineering Programs Building addition

Regents approved the schematic design of the planned addition to the Engineering Programs Building. The 10,000-gross-square-foot structure to the east side of EPB will provide additional space for the College of Engineering's Wilson Student Team Project Center. The $4.8 million project is being funded by the College of Engineering and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2010.

Revised design for Thompson Street parking structure approved

The planned addition to the west side of the Thompson Street parking structure was revised in response to bids for the original project exceeding the budget. The revised project will add 273 parking spaces for Central Campus, as well as 9,000 gross square feet of offices for both Parking and Transportation Services and the Office of Budget and Planning. The $15.7 million project is being funded from Parking resources and investment proceeds and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2010.

Parking rates revised for FY 2010

Commuters with blue, yellow, or orange parking permits will not see their parking rates increase in fiscal year 2010. In an item for information presented to the Board of Regents, previously planned increases for all but gold parking permits have been changed to hold parking costs steady next year. Gold permit holders will see their rates increase by 4.5 percent in July, as previously announced in February 2007.

New appointments

Rejesh Balkrishnan, associate professor of social and administrative sciences, with tenure, College of Pharmacy, effective June 1.

Administrative appointments

Aradhna Krishna, Dwight F. Benton Professor of Marketing, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective April 1, 2009-March 31, 2014.

Dr. Theodore Lawrence, Isadore Lampe Collegiate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical School, effective April 1, 2009-August 31, 2014.

Robert Quinn, Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1, 2009-June 30, 2014.

Abigail Stewart, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective June 1, 2009-May 31, 2012.

Margaret Westfall, associate professor of biomedical engineering, without tenure, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1.

Rowan Miranda, associate vice president for finance, Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 20.


Ovide Pomerleau, professor of psychology in the Medical School, effective April 30. Pomerleau joined the university in 1985 where he served as the director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinics and the Nicotine Research Program. He has written three books on substance abuse and behavioral medicine. He was the founding president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Cynthia Pomerleau, research professor in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Substance Abuse Research Center, Medical School, effective April 30. She joined the university in 1985 and served as the director of the Nicotine Research Laboratory in the Behavioral Medicine Program. Her research focused primarily on women and smoking.

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