President and Provost Announce $1.5 Million in Funding for Faculty Hiring Initiative

After holding academic planning discussions throughout the winter term, President Michael Gottfredson and Senior Vice President and Provost Scott Coltrane sent a campus-wide message today announcing the redirection of recurring funds to support the clusters of excellence faculty hiring initiative.

“This initiative will enable us to hire two to five new faculty members in each of several key academic areas, raising already strong programs to the level of the best in the country or the world,” they wrote. “We are pleased to make these new investments in our academic priorities, and will continue to look for additional ways to provide more resources for academics.” 

The message included information about the reorganization that led to the operational efficiencies that created the recurring funds, how those funds will be reinvested towards the academic mission and a call for proposals for faculty cluster hires.

Read the full memo from the president and the provost