Michigan’s 15 public universities would like to thank the Michigan Legislature for voting to restore funding to state universities with its vote to approve a 5.9 percent increase in state support for higher education. June 2014
Presidents Council Awards Recipients of the 8th Annual Distinguished Professor Award (PDF) - three professors from Michigan’s 15 public universities have earned this honor. The 2014 recipients are Professor Ashley Moerke--LSSU, Professor Alec Lindsay--NMU, and Professor Mark Simon--OU.
Michigan's 15 public universities are proud to honor our Veteran and military members. Click here to learn more about each institution’s activities. Each university provides in-state tuition for all veterans, regardless of state of residency or active duty status. November 8, 2013
Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) released an updated version of Michigan’s Performance Tracker for Public Universities, a website that identifies the performance of Michigan’s 15 public universities. (PDF) - October 7, 2013
Michigan Public University graduate supply moving to meet market demand - March 2013 (PDF) - Michigan's public universities and their students are reacting quickly to changing job markets, with universities graduating an increasing percentage of students in high paying "critical skills" fields including medicine, engineering, mathematics, technology and other sciences, and a dramatic reduction in teaching degrees issued.
Presidents Council Awards Recipients of the 7th Annual Distinguished Professor Award (PDF) - three professors from Michigan’s 15 public universities have earned this honor. The 2013 recipients are Professor Will Cantrell--MTU, Professor Mojtaba Vaziri, UMF, and Professor Tamara Bray, WSU.
The 6th annual Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award recipients have been selected (PDF) - four professors from Michigan’s 15 public universities have earned this honor. The 2012 recipients were Professor Robert Roznowski--MSU , Professor Dean L. Johnson--MTU, Professor Paul E. Teed--SVSU, and Professor John Corvino--WSU.
Michigan cut support for public universities by $827 per student this year, down by $2,312 since 2001 (PDF) - State support to Michigan’s universities dropped by $827 per student this year, part of a long-term trend of cutting state support for higher education that has seen per student support cut by $2,312 since 2001. - September 2011
The common thread of "student engagement" wound through the acceptance speeches of four winners of the 5th Annual Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year awards on Thursday, May 12, 2012 sponsored by the Presidents Council State Universities of Michigan.(PDF)
The 5th annual Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award recipients have been selected (PDF) - four professors from Michigan’s 15 public universities have earned this honor. They are: Dr. Robert S. Winning--EMU, Dr. Paul Kelso--LSSU, Dr. Robert LaDuca, Jr.--MSU and Dr. Gopalan Srinivasan, OU.
New National Report Shows Michigan in Bottom 10 of Higher Education Support -
A decade of deep cuts to state higher education appropriations has put Michigan in the bottom 10 of all states in per student support for higher education, far behind the national average, according to a new report by the State Higher Education Finance Report 2010.
Michigan's 15 Public University Presidents Pledge Assets of Their Schools to Assist Gov. Rick Snyder (PDF) -
Michigan's 15 public university presidents said they are prepared to work collaboratively with Governor Rick Snyder, following a meeting today. Jan. 12, 2011
Michigan parents value higher education far more today than 2005, new statewide survey shows (PDF)
- Michigan parents are getting the message that higher education is the key to their children's prosperity, according to a new statewide telephone survey for a variety of interests, including the New Economic Initiative, Your Child and The Detroit News.
- November 4, 2010
The 4th annual Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award recipients have been selected (PDF) - three professors from Michigan’s 15 public universities have earned this honor. They are: Dr. Karen Libman--GVSU, Dr. Marcia Aldrich--MSU, and Dr. Perry J. Samson--UMAA.
CMU Names Interim President (PDF), The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees has selected Vice President Kathy Wilbur to serve as interim president of the university. Wilbur has led CMU’s government relations and public affairs division for nearly seven years.
Eastern Michigan University (PDF), Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College (WCC) have signed an articulation agreement that will provide transfer students the opportunity to complete a nursing degree at EMU.
PCSUM Web Site Release (PDF), The Presidents Council has launched a brand new dynamic web site, bringing together information from Michigan's 15 public universities, as well as, providing background about the various innovative programs on higher education in Michigan.