With U. of Michigan Hire, Another Ivy League Provost Goes Public

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Mark S. Schlissel, Brown U.’s chief academic officer, is the latest Ivy League provost to be named president of a major public research university.

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Mark S. Schlissel, Brown U.’s chief academic officer, is the latest Ivy League provost to be named president of a major public research university.

Among the six Ivy League provosts to most recently pursue college presidencies, half have landed at major public research institutions. The latest addition to that group is Mark S. Schlissel, Brown University’s chief academic officer, who will ascend to the University of Michigan’s top job this summer, Michigan announced on Friday.

Dr. Schlissel, an internist and biochemist, said in an interview that the Michigan presidency was among only about 10 positions across higher