Shalanda H. Baker, a policymaker and academic with expertise in energy justice, environmental policy and climate change mitigation, will serve as the University of Michigan’s first vice provost for sustainability and climate action.

Currently the director of the Office of Energy Justice and Equity and the secretarial adviser on equity at the U.S. Department of Energy, and formerly the department’s chief diversity officer, Baker will advance sustainability education and research across U-M schools and colleges.

Read more in the University Record.