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Mark Schlissel Fired: Why Did The University Of Michigan Sack Their President?

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The University of Michigan is one of the earliest American research universities in Ann Arbor, Michigan. that was founded in 1817 by an act of the old Michigan Territory. The university has its motto as “Arts, Knowledge, Truth”.

ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 6: General view of the entrance to Michigan Stadium before the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Houston Cougars on September 6, 2003, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Houston 50-3. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Getty Images)

The President of the University of Michigan is the principal executive officer of the university. The office was created by the Michigan Constitution of 1850. According to the constitution, the president has to be appointed by the Regents of the University of Michigan and preside at their meetings, but without a vote.

Mark Schlissel was the 14th president of the University of Michigan. He was named the 14th president of the University of Michigan on July 1, 2014, following the retirement of Mary Sue Coleman.

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Mark Schlissel. Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Unfortunately for Schlissel, he was fired by the University’s Board of Regents on January 15, 2022.

Why Did The University Of Michigan Sack Their President?

There’s was an anonymous complaint to the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan that Schlissel may have been involved in an inappropriate relationship with a University employee.

Mark Schlissel
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After investigations by the board, Schlissel was fired as it was found that he used his University email account for communicating in a manner deemed “inconsistent with the dignity and reputation of the University.”

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