ANN ARBOR, Mich. (FOX 2) - The University of Michigan Board of Regents named Dr. Santa Ono as the school's new president Wednesday.
Santa Ono most recently served as the president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia.
Ono has also held the role of president at the University of Cincinnati. He was named America's most notable university president by Inside Higher Education in 2015, while in Ohio.
The new president will replace interim president Mary Sue Coleman.
On Dec. 8, 2021, an anonymous complaint was given to the Board that Schlissel may have been involved in an inappropriate relationship with a staff member at the university. An investigation revealed that his University email account was being used to communicate "in a manner inconsistent with the dignity and reputation of the University" over a period of years.
"As you know, the Regents received an anonymous complaint regarding an alleged sexual affair between you and a subordinate," the board wrote in its letter to Schlissel informing him of his removal. "An investigation has revealed that your interactions with the subordinate were inconsistent with promoting the dignity and reputation of the University of Michigan."