Dr. Susan E. Alcock

Professor Susan E. Alcock has been appointed Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan-Flint. The Board of Regents on June 21 approved Alcock’s appointment, which began July 1.

Alcock previously served as special counsel for institutional outreach and engagement in the Office of U-M President Mark Schlissel. She also is a professor of classical archaeology and classics in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts on the Ann Arbor campus. Alcock will serve in the provost role previously held by Douglas Knerr. UM-Flint will launch a national search to fill the role in the fall.

Also approved by the Board of Regents in the June 21 meeting:

Dr. Christopher M. Giordano

  • Dr. Christopher M. Giordano was approved as UM-Flint vice chancellor for Student Affairs, effective August 1. In this role, Giordano will provide strategic and operational leadership for 14 departments organized in three areas: student life (housing and residential life, student involvement and leadership, intercultural center, LGBTQ center, women’s educational center, and conduct and community standards); student success (educational opportunity initiatives, counseling and psychological services, student success center, disability coordinator, student veterans resource center, and foster youth program); and recreation services (campus recreation and club sports).

    Dr. Marge Andrews

  • Dr. Marge Andrews was approved as UM-Flint founding dean of the School of Nursing, effective July 1, and will continue to guide the school through the next phase of its development. Among Andrews’ goals for the School is a renewed commitment to research.



Ashley M. Smokoska, PE

ROWE Professional Services Co. team member Ashley M. Smokoska, PE, earned her Michigan professional engineer license. Smokoska is an assistant project engineer in the Construction Services Division in ROWE’s corporate office in Flint, where she assists with construction engineering for various road and infrastructure projects. Smokoska, a Holly resident, received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University.