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University of Michigan-Flint

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The University of Michigan-Flint, located in Flint, Michigan, is one of three campuses in the University of Michigan system. It was established in 1956.

University of Michigan-Flint

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MottoArtes, Scientia, Veritas
(Latin, "Arts, science, truth")
Established 1956
School type Public University
President Mary Sue Coleman
University of Michigan System
Chancellor Juan E. Mestas
Location Flint, MI, USA
Enrollment 5,620 undergraduate,
568 graduate
Faculty 405
Endowment US$3.4 billion
University of Michigan System.
Campus Urban, 67 acres (.27 km²)
Website www.umflint.edu

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History

Starting as a two-year senior college (located on the land now occupied by Mott Community College), the Flint College offered baccalaureate degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences and in the professional fields of education and business administration. The school admitted its first freshman class in 1964, making it the first four-year University of Michigan program offered outside of Ann Arbor.

Following accreditation of the Flint College by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1970, the Board of Regents officially changed the name of the institution to the University of Michigan-Flint in 1971. That same year, University of Michigan President Robben Fleming appointed the first Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint, William E. Moran.

Academics

The University of Michigan-Flint is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Human Services, School of Health Professions and Studies, and the School of Management.

New schools, degrees, and programs were developed at the University during the 1990s. Several new graduate programs were introduced. The School of Health Professions and Studies (departments of Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Health Care), formed at the beginning of 1989, was reorganized administratively in 1998 with the addition of a dean replacing the coordinator. The School of Education and Human Services (with the departments of Education and Social Work) was established in December 1997 flowing from recommendations in the Academic Reorganization Task Force of 1996 Report.

The expansion and maturation of the University into a comprehensive university continued into the 1990s under the Academic Plan with developments such as the builing of the Francis Wilson Thompson Library and the development of the Office of University Outreach (including the Center for Educational Telecommunications (i.e. Public Television), Center for Applied Environmental Research, Office of Community & Business Partnerships, and the Center for Service Learning and School Partnerships).

Campus

The current campus of the University of Michigan-Flint is composed of a two parcels flanking the Flint River. The property on the northern bank is home to the William S. White Building and the Northbank Center.

Student Government

Housed within the Harding Mott University Center, the Student Government Council (UMFSGC) is the sole student government of the University of Michigan-Flint. With at-large representatives, the UMFSGC represents the voice of students, and manages student funds on the campus. The Student Government Council is a member of the state-wide Association of Michigan Universities.

Alumni

All graduates of the University of Michigan-Flint automatically become members of the Alumni Society of the University of Michigan-Flint, which operates under the umbrella of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

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