U Of Michigan May Eliminate Age Limit For Its Leaders

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The University of Michigan is considering eliminating a rule requiring its president and executive officers to retire by age 70.

AnnArbor.com reports the Board of Regents is expected to take up the issue Thursday.

A current University of Michigan bylaw calls for the school's president and executive officers to "terminate" their employment no later than the end of the fiscal year in which their 70th birthday occurs.

The school's President Mary Sue Coleman is 68. For her, the rule would take effect in the 2013-14 fiscal year. The school's General Counsel's office says the bylaw constitutes age discrimination.

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