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WSU President Allan Gilmour comments about Mary Sue Coleman's retirement announcement

April 21, 2013

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman announced Thursday she is retiring when her contract ends next year, giving the university enough time to find a successor. Coleman, 69, who made the announcement at the Board of Regents meeting, has led U-M for more than a decade. Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour collaborated closely with Coleman over the years as they worked to improve the state's economy through innovations that emerged from the University Research Corridor. "She's been an outstanding leader, exceptional in every way," said Gilmour, who met Coleman when she asked him to join a presidential advisory group years ago. "It was clear when she came to Ann Arbor she was a star and we were very lucky to have her."