Brad Martin has been named interim president of the U of M. Brad Martin former SAKS CEO and U of M alum. Martin led the search committees to find replacement for the Tigers athletic director job and head football coach. He's also heavily involved in republican politics as a fund raiser.
Martin replaces Dr. Shirley Raines who announced her retirement yesterday. She will step down as head of the University June 30th with plans to move to Oakridge to be near family.
She was the University's first female president and has been with the University since 2001.