Board of Regents of the University of Michigan

Andrea Fischer Newman


Andrea Fischer Newman
2014 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
email: afnewman@umich.edu


Regent Newman is a Republican from Ann Arbor. She received her A.B. degree with honors from the University of Michigan in 1979 and her J.D. degree from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1983.

Regent Newman currently serves on the Boards of two private equity backed companies.  She previously served as Senior Vice President – Government Affairs for Delta Air Lines from 2008-2017, including responsibility for International, Regulatory, Federal, State, and Local government affairs.  From 2001-2008, she was Senior Vice President – Government Affairs for Northwest Airlines and oversaw the regulatory approvals required for the Delta-Northwest merger in 2008.  Regent Newman joined Northwest in 1995, also serving as Vice President for State & Local Government Affairs and as Managing Director – Law and Government.  Prior to her airline career, she was a Senior Counsel and Senior Partner at Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone from 1988-1994.  Regent Newman's public service includes serving in President Ronald Reagan’s Administration as Special Counsel to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Logistics and Deputy Assistant to Vice President George H. W. Bush.  She has been appointed to Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity and  the National Board for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.  Regent Newman is a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel appointed by President George W. Bush and reappointed by President Donald Trump. She has been a Vice President of the Detroit Economic Club, a Director of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. 

She was elected to the Board of Regents in 1994 and re-elected in 2002 and 2010. Her term expires January 1, 2019.