Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, November 16, 2012

Regents OK new general counsel, renovation projects, work on Big House and utility tunnels

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

Timothy Lynch to become vice president and general counsel

Timothy G. Lynch will become the next vice president and general counsel, effective Jan. 7, 2013. Lynch currently is deputy general counsel for litigation and enforcement with the U.S. Department of Energy. The vice president and general counsel is responsible for the university's legal affairs. In that position, Lynch will set strategic direction, serve as senior legal counsel to the Board of Regents, university administration and university units, supervise the professional legal staff, and manage relationships with outside counsel.

Addition and renovations planned for School of Music, Theatre & Dance

A $23.27 million dollar project is planned that will create an approximately 21,000-gross-square foot addition to the Earl V. Moore Building. The addition will house a new rehearsal hall, lecture hall, classrooms, practice rooms and studios, and storage space. In addition, the first floor and a portion of the second floor of the Moore Building’s north wing will be renovated to increase the number and quality of practice rooms. University investment proceeds and gifts will fund the project.

College of Pharmacy renovations planned

Approximately 12,000 gross square feet in the basement and first floor of the College of Pharmacy Building will be renovated to reconfigure office spaces and improve the main entrance to address accessibility issues and provide a more welcoming entry. The $2.6 million project will be funded by the College of Pharmacy.

Bowl at Michigan Stadium to be painted

The steel grandstands at Michigan Stadium will receive a new coat of paint and repair or replacement of any corroded steel. The $6 million project will be funded by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2014.

Tunnel replacement planned for Central Campus

Approximately 100 feet of concrete utility tunnel near and under South University Avenue is scheduled to be replaced. The $3.2 million dollar project will be funded from Utility resources and is scheduled to be completed next fall.