University of Michigan Provost Philip Hanlon's second in command has been selected as his successor after he steps down in May to become president of Dartmouth College.
Martha Pollack, vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs and former dean of U-M's school of information, has been appointed provost of the Ann Arbor school.
"She has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities currently facing higher education," U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, who appointed Pollack, said in a statement, adding that Pollack is an "effective leader" who has a "disciplined approach to finances."
At U-M, the provost is both the chief budgeter and in charge of the school's academic arm. Pollack has served as vice provost since 2010.