Death of Susan Lipschutz President Bollinger observed that Susan Lipschutz, associate provost, had died on Sunday, April 13. He said that he had known Susan Lipschutz since his earliest days at the University, and that he had never met anyone "who was wiser, who understood the values of the University better, anybody more loyal to the institution and to the people she worked for, than Susan." He noted that her death was a huge loss to the institution, and that she had suffered with enormous dignity the disease she had had for the past several years.
Provost Machen also commented on the extent of Dr. Lipschutz's impact on the University. He noted that she was to have been recommended for reappointment for another term as associate provost at this Regents' Meeting. He said her death "was a great loss to the University and a great loss to me personally." He noted that a memorial service was being planned by the University for a later date.
Regent McGowan said that she had been pleased to learn earlier in the month that Dr. Lipschutz was to be recommended for reappointment. She recounted that she always looked to Dr. Lipschutz at every Regents' Meeting for direction, because her judgment was impeccable. Regent McGowan observed that Susan Lipschutz "was truly one of Michigan's treasures," and "that we are just beginning to realize how extensive the loss of Susan will be." She expressed sympathy on behalf of the Board of Regents to Dr. Lipschutz's husband Dan, their two children, Debbie and David, and her parents, who survive her.