Susan E. Borrego, Ph.D. is the eighth leader of the University of Michigan-Flint. She became Chancellor on August 4, 2014. In addition to her role as Chancellor, Dr. Borrego holds a tenured faculty appointment in the School of Education and Human Services.
Throughout her extensive career in higher education, Chancellor Borrego has been a leader in the areas of enrollment management, diversity, and student affairs. In her most recent role at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Chancellor Borrego served as the vice president for Enrollment Management, Planning, and Student Affairs. She led the campus through a variety of initiatives that strengthened the campus including the development and implementation of a strategic enrollment plan, rebranding and marketing the university, as well as developing and implementing a strategic enrollment plan. Borrego was also charged with oversight of student affairs and intercollegiate athletics, and coordinated the development of a veterans services office for the campus.
Prior to her work at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Dr. Borrego was vice president for student affairs at California State University Monterey Bay, as well as the assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and associate vice chancellor/dean of students at the University of Arkansas. She served at the California Institute of Technology where she developed Caltech’s first high-achievement program for under-represented students, and expanded student involvement in community service and engagement.
Dr. Borrego's scholarly endeavors have included serving as a clinical faculty member at the University of Southern California, as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Redlands, and teaching in educational leadership in the graduate program at California State University Fullerton. Her area of research focuses on issues of student learning and success, developing organizational capacity to serve under-represented students, and the low socioeconomic class. A popular presenter at conferences, Dr. Borrego has served nationally on a wide variety of boards and task forces such as the AASCU Hispanic Student Success, Chair of NASPA undergraduate fellows program, and was a consultant for the Irvine Campus Diversity Initiative project.
Raised in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Borrego received her Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and communication from Northwest Nazarene College. She went on to achieve a Master of Arts in Social Science: Student Development from Azusa Pacific University, and her Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate School. A proud subscriber to Sports Illustrated for more than 30 years, Dr. Borrego is an avid sports fan. She also enjoys reading, gardening, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Dr. Borrego resides in the Flint community with her partner Mary E. Boyce, Ph.D.