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'U' alum appointed to lead UMHS, awaits approval
By Neal Pais
Daily Staff Reporter
University President Mary Sue Coleman
recently chose Dr. Robert P. Kelch to lead the
University of Michigan Health System, pend-
ing approval of the Board of Regents.
Kelch will be returning to the University
after nearly nine years of serving at various
health administrations at the University of
Iowa. He will also succeed Lazar Greenfield,
M.D. as executive vice president of medical
affairs for the University.
"Returning to my alma mater to help lead
one of the world's best medical centers is a
wonderful and exciting opportunity for me. I
am eager to rejoin the Michigan team and I
am especially pleased to have the opportunity
to work once again with President Coleman,"
Kelch said in a written statement.
Kelch will be coming to the University
after most recently serving as vice president
of health affairs at the University of Iowa.
"Bob Kelch is an outstanding administrator
and physician-scientist who is eminently
qualified to lead our health system," Presi-
dent Coleman said in a written statement. "I
had the distinct pleasure of working with Bob
at the University of Iowa and I saw firsthand
his accomplishments as dean and vice presi-
dent," Coleman added.
As head of UMHS, Kelch will oversee all
of the University's hospitals and health cen-
ters, the Medical School and the M-CARE
"I had the distinct pleasure of working with Bob at the
University of Iowa and I saw firsthand his accomplishments
as dean and vice president"
-- Mary Sue Coleman
managed care organization.
"Today, all academic health centers are confront-
ed with daunting challenges. However, the numer-
ous strengths and stability of the University of
Michigan Health System position it well for a
future replete with successes,"Kelch said.
Kelch's own achievements are many. As a
noted endocrinologist, he has been published
in over 110 scientific publications and was
elected to the presitigious Institute of Medi-
cine in 1996. He also said he has also been a
past chairman of the American Board of
Kelch currently chairs the advisory panel
on research for the American Association of
New CFO appointment officially Abupco
starts duties, approved by Regents F
The search for a new dean of the Law School continues in the face of an
ing decision on Grutter v. Bollinger. A search committee recently submitted
ames to Provost Paul Courant, who is expected to decide by the end of June.
- Compiled from staff reports
By Victoria Edwards
Daily News Editor
Former interim Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Offi-
cer Timothy Slottow, was officially
appointed to the position on May
22, by University President Mary
According to a written statement,
the appointment would last over a
three year period starting June 1,
pending approval by the Board of
Regents. Slottow has been serving
the University as interim chief finan-
cial officer since May 1, 2002.
Slottow said he is very excited
about the appointment.
"It's an honor to be able to serve
the University. It's an amazing
institution I'm excited to ensure
that it continues to be one of the
best public universities in the coun-
try," Slottow said.
Before his appointment as inter-
im, Slottow served as associate vice to the executive officer team,"
president for finance with oversight Coleman said in a written state-
responsibility, financial statements, ment. "I have been very impressed
payroll and University debt. with his ability to keep major Uni-
He will continue to maintain versity projects moving forward in
these responsibilities in his new a very positive direction while serv-
position, with added duties for ing as interim chief financial offi-
facilities, operations and human cer, and he has demonstrated great
resources, administrative systems skill and depth in comprehensive
and investments. financial oversight of the institu-
"I am delighted to welcome Tim tion," she added.
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