Gerard Voland is Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan-Flint. Dr. Voland assumed this role on July 1, 2010. Dr. Voland also holds the title of Professor of Engineering within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Before joining the University of Michigan-Flint Dr. Voland was Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, Director of the Center for Industrial Innovation and Design, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Dr. Voland led his college through a highly successful accreditation process, and significantly increased the number of full-time faculty. During his professional career, he has secured millions of dollars in funding for both research and educational initiatives. In addition, he is the author of three books, and numerous peer-reviewed articles.
Mary Jo Sekelsky
Mary Jo Sekelsky was appointed to the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in 2005. Dr. Sekelsky is principal investigator of a multi-year grant from the Michigan Department of Human Services focusing on the academic needs of young adults aging out of foster care. She has served as principal investigator of grants aimed at increasing retention and graduation rates, and has been the recipient of funding directed toward reducing substance abuse among college students. Her dissertation, The Effects of Holistic and Traditional Approaches on the Learning Strategies, Self-Concept, and Academic Achievement of Underachieving Commuter University Students continues to serve as the foundation of her research interests. Dr. Sekelsky has twice served as a scientific peer reviewer for the United States Department of Defense. She has traveled abroad extensively serving as part of an American Business Women's Association delegation invited to study the contributions of women to the development of science and technology in the People's Republic of China. Most recently, Dr. Sekelsky joined student affairs professionals from around the globe on an International Study Tour of the Arabian Gulf. Vice Chancellor Sekelsky holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Wayne State University, a master's in Counseling from Oakland University, and a bachelor's in Psychology from Michigan State University. She is a 2011 graduate of Harvard’s Institute for Educational Management. Vice Chancellor Sekelsky has taught Curriculum Development in the University of Michigan-Flint's Master of Public Administration Program since 2006.
Active in the community, Dr. Sekelsky is secretary of the Genesee County Specialty & Drug Court Foundation. She served as president of the American Business Women's Association Crossroad Connection Chapter from 2011-2013, and was recently elected chapter treasurer. Dr. Sekelsky is past president of the American Cancer Society-Genesee County Board of Directors and former chair of Wayne State University's Flint Alumni Club.