University of Michigan’s new president shares his vision for the institution
Public service and commitment to diversity are some items highlighting the university’s agenda, according to President Santa Ono.
The University of Michigan lost in dramatic fashion on Saturday to Texas Christian University, leaving many across the state disappointed. But while U-M is well-known for its football and basketball teams, producing excellent collegiate sports is just one part of the university’s role.
U-M is one of the largest public research institutions in the world and plays a significant role in the region. With an endowment of $17 billion, the university has a lot of room to spread its influence. And now, the university has a new president — Santa Ono.
“Focusing on diversity, and really the opportunity of education has been a passion of mine that I’ve worked on intensively for decades.” Santa Ono, University of Michigan
Listen: How the University of Michigan plans to serve the public, according to its new president.
Santa Ono is the newest president for the University of Michigan. He says that he is committed to improving diversity at the university.
“Focusing on diversity, and really the opportunity of education has been a passion of mine that I’ve worked on intensively for decades,” says Ono. “I think the Detroit-based Admissions Office is something we’re going to take a look at, because it’s a mechanism for us to support students in those communities in Detroit, with respect to applications and financial aid.”
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