Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman, the leader of the Ann Arbor university since 2002, will retire July 31, 2014, the University of Michigan announced on Wednesday.
Coleman is currently the chair of the influential and exclusive Association of American Universities. Every Big Ten institution is a member except for Nebraska. She led "The Michigan Difference" campaign that raised $3.2 billion, the most a public university has ever raised.
She has been criticized by Michigan fans for her handling of the NCAA ruling against the Fab Five and her hand in hiring Rich Rodriguez.