Current Exhibit: Both Sides Now: The Professional and Personal Life of Mary Sue Coleman

Granhom adn Coleman at Commencement
Governor Jennifer Granholm and
U-M President Mary Sue Coleman,
2003 Spring Comencement


As the 13th president of the University, Mary Sue Coleman oversaw many groundbreaking accomplishments during her 12 year tenure and lead the University through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and doing so with grace and good humor. As U-M's first female president, Mary Sue has been an energetic innovator and a champion of gender equality in all academic realms. She had big dreams for the U-M community, and worked tirelessly to make those dreams a reality.

With this exhibit the Bentley Historical Library aims to honor President Coleman's impressive professional achievements during her presidency. We also want to highlight more personal and lesser known aspects of her life outside of academia. She is devoted to her family, is a voracious reader who enjoys murder mysteries, and has quite a soft spot for cats. We hope that this exhibit shows a new side of Mary Sue Coleman and explores the rich history and incredible legacy she leaves behind her at the University of Michigan

Regular Hours

M-F 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m..- 1:00 p.m.


Exhibit runs from March 15 - June 30 2014




Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
telephone: 734-764-3482


For further information, contact: Karen Jania, at: 734-764-3482.