Congratulations to Arthur Lupia for being appointed as Interim Vice President of Research and Innovation!

Arthur Lupia, a longtime leader in science-focused institutions, has been appointed the University of Michigan’s interim vice president for research and innovation, effective April 1.

Lupia is currently the associate vice president for research and large-scale strategies and the executive director of Bold Challenges, an initiative that facilitates large-scale research projects.

“Professor Lupia has a distinguished history of scholarship, excellence, and leadership, and I’m pleased he has agreed to take on this important role in service to the university community,” said President Santa J. Ono.

Ono authorized the appointment, which was announced on March 29. It will be presented to the Board of Regents as an information item at the board’s May 16 meeting. It is part of Ono’s strategic transition plan for maintaining the university’s strong forward momentum in research, scholarship, and creative practice.

“I am grateful to President Ono for this opportunity,” Lupia said. “Research at U-M fuels discovery, improves health, and enhances the quality of life for people across our state and around the world. It is an honor to serve our amazing university in this capacity.”

Lupia succeeds Rebecca Cunningham, who departed on March 31 to become president at the University of Minnesota. Ono will work closely with faculty, staff and students from across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses to develop a strategic transition plan.