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




Andrea Fischer Newman 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.  Ms. 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 to 1994.  She currently serves on the Boards of two private equity backed companies.   Ms. 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 the 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.  She is a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel first appointed by President George W. Bush.  Ms. Newman has been an elected member of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan since 1995.  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.  Ms. Newman received her J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1983 and was a 1979 honors graduate of the University of Michigan.

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