Chancellor Person's Biography
Dr. Ruth J. Person
Chancellor Ruth J. Person is the seventh leader of the University of Michigan-Flint. Chancellor Person was approved to her position by the University of Michigan Board of Regents on June 19, 2008 and began her duties on August 18, 2008. Throughout her impressive career, Chancellor Person has had rich and diverse experiences in higher education. She most recently served as the Chancellor of Indiana University at Kokomo for nine years. Chancellor Person served for four years as vice president for academic affairs and professor of business administration at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. She also held positions as vice president for academic affairs at Ohio's Ashland University, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, dean of the College of Library Science at Clarion University in Pennsylvania, and associate dean and faculty member of the School of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. As an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, Person also worked as chief academic officer with the Arizona Board of Regents.Chancellor Person earned her bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and received both her master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She also holds an M.S. degree in administration from George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, Beta Phi Mu, Pi Lambda Theta, Psi Chi, Kappa Delta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma and is listed in a number of Who's Who publications. Person attended the Harvard University Institute of Educational Management in 1989.