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Debasish Dutta Selected as UM-Flint’s New Chancellor

The University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Debasish Dutta as UM-Flint’s new chancellor, beginning August 1. Dr. Dutta’s new position at UM-Flint marks his return to Michigan. He began his career at UM-Ann Arbor as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in 1989 and moved through the ranks to professor in 2000. His experience includes distinguished academic credentials and extensive leadership positions.


He has served most recently as the chancellor at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where he worked effectively with faculty, staff and students, and legislators, business leaders and alumni to create institutional momentum around academic excellence, student success and affordability. 


Dr. Dutta was previously the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity at Purdue University and associate provost and dean of the graduate college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was also the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor and interim vice chancellor for research.


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