Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami since 2001, announced on September 8 that she will step down from that position in the summer of 2015. She will return to the classroom as a professor of political science and public health. Shalala became the fifth president of the University of Miami in June 2001. Her presidency has been marked by accelerated progress in all key areas — teaching and learning, research, the delivery of cutting-edge medical care, service to the region and beyond, and fund raising. Under her leadership, Miami rapidly advanced into the top-tier of American higher education, joining the nation’s finest research universities. Previously, Shalala served for eight years as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Clinton Administration — the longest serving HHS Secretary in U.S. history.
For more information see UM’s press release.