University of Michigan gets apology from Schlissel; he gets job, cash in settlement

The disgraced ex-president could return as a faculty member.
By: | May 13, 2022

A former president at the University of Michigan who was fired over a relationship with a subordinate apologized to the school’s governing board as part of a settlement that guarantees him a faculty job, retiree health insurance and other benefits.

Mark Schlissel, 64, who was suddenly removed in January, is entitled to $463,000 while taking a one-year leave, starting May 1, The Detroit News reported Thursday.

He can return as a faculty scientist at a salary of $185,000, according to the six-page deal signed in April.

The Board of Regents fired Schlissel after nearly eight years, saying an investigation found that his interactions with a female employee were “inconsistent with promoting the dignity and reputation of the University of Michigan.”

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