Public Higher Education & Governance

The Public Higher Education and Governance practice area staff provide assistance on the operation of U-M in accordance with its governing documents and its status as a constitutionally autonomous entity, as well as the constitutional, statutory, and regulatory protections and requirements that apply specifically to public institutions like U-M. These may include constitutional guarantees such as: freedom of speech, academic freedom, due process, and equal protection; various federal and state statutes and regulations; and the Bylaws of the Board of Regents. Additionally, OGC staff provide assistance on compliance with the requirements for maintenance of U-M’s tax-exempt status, conflicts of interest and/or commitment issues, signature delegation, as well as issues pertaining to affiliated entities.

Academic Affiliation & Articulation Agreements: Stephanie Schmitzer
Maya Kobersy
Jack Bernard
David Grimm
Affiliated Entities: Patricia Petrowski
Building Authority, State: Mark Nogueira
Conflict of Interest: C. Ndu Ozor
Maya Kobersy
Patricia Petrowski
Kara Morgenstern
Diversity and Affirmative Action Initiatives: Maya Kobersy
First Amendment: Jack Bernard
Maya Kobersy
Debra Kowich
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Debra Kowich
Athletics and NCAA: Debra Kowich
Timothy Lynch
David Masson
Open Meetings Act: Debra Kowich
Regents/President, Executive Officers: Timothy Lynch
Debra Kowich
David Masson
Katie Murphy
Regental Bylaws and Ordinance: Timothy Lynch
Debra Kowich
Treasurer/Financing/Banking: Mark Nogueira
David Grimm
Debra Kowich
University Governance: Timothy Lynch
Debra Kowich