UM-Flint chancellor to step down in 2019

The Detroit News

The University of Michigan-Flint’s chancellor is slated to leave the post once her term ends in July 2019, officials announced Monday.

Chancellor Susan E. Borrego, Ph.D. is the eighth leader of the University of Michigan-Flint.

Susan Borrego started her tenure at the school in August 2014 and was selected after a national search. She replaced Ruth Person and is listed as UM-Flint's seventh leader.

Under her leadership, the campus launched new academic offerings, increased student support, secured increased funding for school resources and strengthened connections with the Flint community, the university said in a statement.

She also launched scholarships for top students at five traditionally underrepresented Flint high schools, according to her profile.
"All of these achievements, and many others, have greatly contributed to UM-Flint’s impressive legacy of enhancing the region through research, service and access to educational opportunities that prepare students for successful lives and careers," the release read.

Borrego has served on boards and national task forces, as well as the Hurley Medical Center board of managers and the board of directors for the Greater Flint Health Coalition, according to UM-Flint.

She had previously been vice president for enrollment, planning and student Affairs at the California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she oversaw NCAA Division II athletics.

Borrego earned her bachelor of arts in speech and communication from Northwest Nazarene College, her master's in social science: student development from Azusa Pacific University; and Ph.D. in education from Claremont Graduate School.