NextGen Michigan Strategy and Accomplishments


Cutting-edge technology is absolutely critical for pursuing the intellectual challenges of our time. NextGen Michigan was a strategy for changing the university's IT service approach and investing in the Next Generation of technology.

When we established NextGen Michigan, our goal was to establish U-M as the leaders and best in providing a campus IT environment that dramatically advances the university's academic, teaching, research, and clinical programs. Working together, our accomplishments have been significant. By building on the momentum of our past successes and the strength of our IT staff, U-M has the opportunity to position itself as the country's premier institution for technology-enabled research and engaged, digitally enhanced learning.
Laura M. Patterson
Former U-M Chief Information Officer (2009-2015)


The NextGen Michigan strategy drove IT-related strategic decision making, and the university has accomplished much of what it set out to achieve.

Infographic of NextGen Michigan Accomplishments. Click to view PDF