The University of Michigan names the building for the former campus director

ANN ARBOR, me. – The University of Michigan named an academic building after a former school president who was the first to honor a woman.

The Life Sciences Institute will be known as Mary Sue Coleman Hall, the university announced on Thursday.

“I am deeply honored and touched by this action,” said Coleman, who was president from 2002 to 2014. “For me it was a unique opportunity to build the Life Sciences Institute into today’s research power plant.”

Coleman’s successor as president, Mark Schlissel, said the university had some of the best academic programs in the world thanks to her leadership.

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