It is with enormous gratitude that we write to announce that David Schoem will retire from his role as Director of the Michigan Community Scholars Program at the end of the academic year. As you know, David has been a force for dialogue, civic engagement, and justice both on the U-M campus and nationally. We've highlighted some of David's accomplishments below, though we invite you to read his full bio.

David Schoem has served as the Founding Director of the Michigan Community Scholars Program since 1999. From 1979-1999, Schoem served as Michigan’s first and only Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, as the first Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education in LSA, and as Director of the Pilot Program. In these roles, he was a leader in integrating academic and student affairs, emphasizing intergroup dialogue, diversity, community-building, and social justice. David has always been dedicated to teaching the whole student.