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2008 MAIS Connection Conference


Opening Address

Dr. KelchRobert P. Kelch, M.D.
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs

Robert P. Kelch, M.D., was appointed to a five-year term as executive vice president for Medical Affairs at the University of Michigan effective Sept. 15, 2003.  In April 2007, Dr. Kelch agreed to extend that appointment by one year, through Sept. 14, 2009

In this role he oversees the two components of the U-M Health System: the Hospitals and Health Centers, including three nationally prominent hospitals and nearly 19,000 employees; and the top-ranked U-M Medical School, which receives nearly $329 million in annual grant support and has more than 2,500 faculty and 1,500 students and trainees.

Dr. Kelch has defined a strategic direction for the U-M Health System that is guided by seven basic principles: Integration, Collaboration and Teamwork; Innovation, Adaptation and Prioritization; Growth and Investment; Taking Care of Our Own; Cultural Competency; High Value and Fiscal Soundness; and Integrity and Trust.

His vision remains true to the Health System’s mission to improve the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. He believes that, as a top institution and academic health center, it is the U-M’s responsibility to be a leader in the community, the nation and the world.

Tim SlottowTimothy Slottow
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Tim Slottow was appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer of U-M in June 2003.

He is responsible for the general supervision of all finances, property, and business of the University. The CFO organization is made up of 2,850 staff responsible for architecture/construction/operations and maintenance of 28 million gross square feet of facilities, parking and transportation, department of public safety, occupational safety/environmental health, utilities, human resources

Prior, Slottow served as associate vice president for finance for four years with oversight responsibility for financial management, planning, and control of the schools, colleges, and U-M Health System. In that position, he reduced the University's receivables by more than $70 million through more aggressive billing, collection, and working capital policies and practices. He also replaced all major financial systems.

Slottow holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington. He came to the University after serving as assistant vice president of finance for Amtrak, where he supervised a $2.2 billion annual operating budget and $6 billion capital fund.

Afternoon Address

Terry SullivanTeresa A. Sullivan
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Teresa A. Sullivan became Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan on June 1, 2006. She is also Professor of Sociology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Dr. Sullivan was Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University of Texas System, a position she held from 2002 until May 2006. In that role, she was the chief academic officer for the nine academic campuses within the University of Texas System. Her responsibilities included developing tuition-setting procedures, initiating and supporting educational and research collaborations among the various campuses, and developing external collaborations. Dr. Sullivan first joined the University of Texas at Austin in 1975 as an instructor and then assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. From 1977-81, she was a faculty member at the University of Chicago. Dr. Sullivan returned to Texas in 1981 as a faculty member in Sociology. In 1986 she was named to the Law School faculty as well. Dr. Sullivan also held several administrative positions at Texas including: Vice President and Graduate Dean (1995-2002), Vice Provost (1994-95), Chair of the Department of Sociology (1990-92), and Director of Women's Studies (1985-87).

Dr. Sullivan's research focuses on labor force demography, with particular emphasis on economic marginality and consumer debt. The author or co-author of six books and more than 50 scholarly articles, her most recent work explores the question of who files for bankruptcy and why. Dr. Sullivan has served as chair of the U.S. Census Advisory Committee. She is past secretary of the American Sociological Association and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

A graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, Dr. Sullivan received her doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Chicago.