2 october, 1943
Mary Sue Coleman (née Wilson; October 2, 1943) is the 13th and current President of the University of Michigan. In 2009, she was named one of the nation's "10 best college presidents" by Time Magazine.
Mary Sue Coleman was awarded an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Grinnell College. She later received a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina. For nineteen years, Coleman was a member of the biochemistry faculty at the University of Kentucky.
Currently, Coleman sits on the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson. She also serves as chair of the Association of American Universities. In July 2010, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke appointed her as the co-chair of National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In 2004, Coleman began leading "The Michigan Difference", a campaign that sought to raise $2.5 billion for the University of Michigan institution. Concluding in 2008, this campaign raised $3.2 billion - the most a public university has ever raised. Formerly she served as the 18th President of the University of Iowa from 1995 to 2002.
On April 18, 2013, Coleman announced her retirement as President of the University of Michigan. She will serve through July 2014 before stepping down.