The Culture Change Values Identification Working Group is charged with overseeing the development of a set of unifying shared values. This will be achieved through robust engagement with faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders across campus. These values will serve as the university wide foundation for broader culture change.


The working group will gather input, share its findings, and make recommendations for shared values. These values will then inform our behaviors, policies, processes, and structures to build the culture we aspire to create.

The working group reports to the president and is sponsored by the university’s three executive vice presidents.



Meet the U-M faculty, staff and students dedicated to leading, advising and engaging our community in building a better culture for all:


Patricia Hurn

dean of the school of nursing

Sonya Jacobs

U-M Chief Organizational Learning Officer, Senior Director For Faculty And Leadership Development at Michigan Medicine


Zarinah Aquil

Project Manager, Office of the Provost

Ellen Bauerle

Executive Editor, University of Michigan Press

David Brown

Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion, Michigan Medicine

Katherine Burson

Associate Professor of Marketing, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Tabbye Chavous

Director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity

Blessing Egbuogu

Student Representative, Rackham

Maria Fields

Student Representative, North Campus

Sophia Fortunato

Student Representative, Central Campus

Hannah Glick

Student Representative, Medical School

Rachel S. Goldman

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, Professor of Physics and Associate Director, Applied Physics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and SACUA Nominee

Grace Haubert

Student Representative, Central Student Government

Freda Herseth

Professor of Voice, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Anne Huhman

Associate Director, SAPAC, Student Life

Reshma Jagsi

Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences, Michigan Medicine

Tiffany Marra

Director of the Center for the Education of Women.

Sascha Matish

Associate Vice Provost And Senior Director Of Academic Human Resources

Patty Petrowski

Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Byron Roberts

Deputy Chief of Staff, College of Engineering

Tami Strickman

Associate Vice President For Institutional Equity

Katrina Wade-Golden

Deputy Chief Diversity Officer

Eric Ward

project representative, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, and VOICES of the Staff representative

Staff Support

Carol Lee

Chief of Staff, Organizational Learning

Jane Pettit

Director of Programming, Organizational Learning

Carmeda Stokes

Strategic Initiatives Consultant, Organizational Learning

Sara Wiener

Project Manager, Organizational Learning