ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Under pressure to increase the number of minority students, the University of Michigan Board of Regents today approved an Associate Vice President's job that will specifically focus on enrollment management, with an eye towards more diversity of campus. Provost Martha Pollack announced the position last month, promising to hire someone to help recruit qualified minority students to the university.
The board also approved a $261 million facility for the biological sciences. It brings together the departments of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, ecology and evolutionary biology. It also approved a $135 million expansion of the Stephen Ross School of Business.
Finally, The board created an endowed position for football coach Brady Hoke. A $10 million donation will fund the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach.