University President Mark Schlissel addresses students during his monthly fireside chat with students at the Union on Thursday.

For University President Mark Schlissel’s final fireside chat of the semester, several students seized the opportunity Thursday afternoon to probe the president on a wide variety of campus issues.

Jim Hackett, the University's interim Athletic Director, is introduced at a news conference on Oct. 31, 2014.

The search won't be limited to those with Michigan backgrounds or those who come directly from the business world.

Innovation, collaboration and a desire to address major societal issues were at the heart of University President Mark Schlissel’s Leadership Breakfast address Friday.

(As prepared for delivery)

It’s great to see so many distinguished colleagues and campus leaders here this morning.

I have gotten to know most of you from our many conversations over the past year.

University President Mark Schlissel  listens to speakers at the September Regents meeting on Thursday.

The regents voted at their Thursday to bump Schlissel’s salary to $772,500.

To welcome students back for a new academic year and mark his second year at the University’s helm, University President Mark Schlissel participated Friday morning in a Twitter chat — the 10th live chat hosted by the University’s social media team.

University President Mark Schlissel speaks to The Michigan Daily at his office in the Fleming Administration Building.

University President Mark Schlissel marked that occasion — his second first day of school since assuming the University presidency last summer — with a welcome back e-mail message.

 LSA freshman Diego Barcala and his sister Amanda meet President Schlissel during the open house he hosted to welcome back students at the President's House on Saturday.

Weathering some light sprinkles of rain, about 1,200 University students, faculty, staff and parents gathered for an ice cream social at the President’s House on Saturday.

University President Mark Schlissel speaks with Daily reporters at the Fleming Administration Building.

“We should start to see modest incremental changes in the direction of diversity now,” he said.