Chancellor Susan E. Borrego, Ph.D. is the eighth leader of the University of Michigan-Flint. With an extensive background in student services, Chancellor Borrego is a national leader and advocate for student success.
Chancellor Borrego is passionate about supporting student success, particularly for traditionally under-represented students. At UM-Flint, Chancellor Borrego is working with the campus and the community on issues of diversity and inclusion.
She has served on numerous boards and national task forces, including as a team leader for the AASCU Hispanic Success study and chair of NASPA undergraduate fellows program, and has consulted for the Irvine Campus Diversity Initiative project. Her ongoing research focuses on issues of student learning and success, developing organizational capacity to serve under-represented students and the low socio-economic class.
Throughout her career Chancellor Borrego has continued to teach and write. In addition to her role as Chancellor at UM-Flint, she holds a tenured faculty appointment in the School of Education and Human Services. She has served as a clinical faculty member at the University of Southern California where she was a finalist for the Socrates Teaching Award and as an adjunct faculty in higher education at the University of Redlands, as well as teaching in the graduate program in Educational Leadership at CSU Fullerton. Chancellor Borrego has served as a faculty member for the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Greater Expectations Institute and the National Association for Student Personnel Administration (NASPA) Minority Undergraduate Fellows Institute.
Since her appointment, Chancellor Borrego has engaged with the Flint community in a number of roles. She is a member of the Hurley Medical Center Board of Managers. Recently, she was selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Greater Flint Health Coalition.
Prior to joining UM-Flint, Chancellor Borrego served as the vice president for Enrollment Management, Planning, and Student Affairs at California State University, Dominguez Hills. In her most recent role at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Chancellor Borrego led the campus through a variety of initiatives that strengthened the campus. She was an integral part of developing a new strategic 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.
Raised in Detroit, Michigan, Chancellor 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.
Chancellor Borrego and her partner Mary Boyce, Ph.D. reside in Flint. They are the proud parents of two adult children and three grandchildren.