Serving our community

The best mix of talent achieves the greatest outcomes.

People with different skills, backgrounds, identities and perspectives are necessary for us to realize our vision. We’re proud of the fact that women now hold approximately half of our academic leadership positions — progress we know will have positive ripple effects.

We work to create opportunities for all, and where barriers exist we close the gaps. Every member of our community gets to be heard, should be involved and must be empowered to achieve to their full potential. 

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Office of the Dean

The Office of the Dean is responsible for the leadership and administration of the Michigan Engineering community, supporting faculty, students and staff as they pursue their programs in education, research and service.

Dr. Alec D. Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering

Department chairs & program directors

Dean’s cabinet

Debbie Mero

Sr Executive Director of Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Resource Planning and Management


Mike Drake

Mike Drake

Interim Chief of Staff and Sr Executive Director, Advancement


Rebecca Flintoff

Rebecca Flintoft

Executive Director, Student Affairs


Kimberly Burton

Kimberly L. Burton

Executive Director, Culture, Community and Equity


Jennifer Judge Hensel

Executive Director, Communications and Marketing


Dan Maletta

Executive Director, Information Technology


Chris LaBelle

Chris LaBelle

Executive Director, Online & Professional Education (Nexus)