Mary Sue Coleman, the president of the University of Michigan since 2002, announced Thursday that she would retire in July 2014, when her contract expires. Dr. Coleman, 69, a biochemist, has been a proponent of interdisciplinary teaching and research. She hired 100 junior faculty members whose scholarship crosses academic boundaries and started the Life Science Institute. Dr. Coleman also led the Michigan Difference campaign that raised more than $3 billion.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.