Susan E. Borrego, Ph. D.


Chancellor, University of Michigan-Flint

Appointed in 2014, Susan E. Borrego, Ph.D. is the seventh chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint.

In her short tenure as Chancellor, Dr. Borrego has ushered in new academic programs to meet the evolving educational needs of the state and beyond.  She has significantly expanded the campus footprint with new learning facilities and has broadened UM-Flint’s international reach by cultivating new and promising global opportunities for its students and faculty.  Dr. Borrego has also secured historic philanthropic gifts for UM-Flint and has quickly established herself as an engaged community partner, playing a pivotal role in the management and recovery of Flint’s water crisis, widely acknowledged as one of the nation’s worst man-made environmental disasters.

As a nationally respected thought leader on student achievement, her ongoing research focuses on student learning and success, developing organizational capacity to serve under-represented students, and class and diversity issues. Prior to joining UM-Flint, Dr. Borrego served as Vice President for Enrollment Management, Planning, and Student Affairs at California State University, Dominguez Hills; Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University, Monterey Bay; and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students at the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Borrego has served on numerous boards, national task forces, and as a faculty member for the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Greater Expectations Institute and the National Association for Student Personnel Administration (NASPA) Minority Undergraduate Fellows Institute.  She currently serves on the Hurley Medical Center Board of Managers and the Board of Directors for the Greater Flint Health Coalition.

Dr. Borrego received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Communication from Northwest Nazarene College, a Master of Arts in Social Science and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University, and her Ph.D. in education from Claremont Graduate School.