Schlissel gets 3% raise from UM regents to $772,500

Kim Kozlowski
The Detroit News

Ann Arbor — The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted Thursday to give President Mark Schlissel a 3 percent pay raise, his first since taking office last year.

The increase, approved unanimously and with little fanfare, means $22,500 will be added to his base salary of $750,000, raising it to $772,500.

Regent Andrew Richner gave an overview of the president’s accomplishments, including dealing with athletic controversies, elevating the university’s profile and commissioning the university’s first sexual misconduct survey.

“He has hit the ground running,” Richner said.

Schlissel took office in July 2014 as UM’s 14th president.

In other business, the Board of Regents approved a restructuring of leadership at the University of Michigan Health System, making Marschall S. Runge, executive vice president for medical affairs, the dean of the medical school.

The board approved adding the responsibilities to Runge following the recommendation of Schlissel, who said it is similar to arrangements at other university health systems, and the integration would reposition UM and provide better quality care.

Runge recommended, and the board approved, three new positions.

“We are living in one of the most dynamic periods for health care in the last century, and possibly in human history. We have more to offer patients than ever before, especially at academic medical centers such as ours,” Schlissel said.

UM’s health system includes three hospitals, the health centers, many basic science research departments and the UM Medical School.

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