Board of Regents of the University of Michigan

Andrea Fischer Newman


Andrea Fischer Newman
Senior Vice President-Government Affairs
Delta Air Lines
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
2601 WorldGateway Place
Detroit, MI 48242
email: afnewman@umich.edu


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

Regent Newman is currently senior vice president-government affairs at Delta Air Lines, with responsibility for the company’s federal, state, and local government affairs. She served as senior vice president-government affairs at Northwest Airlines prior to its acquisition by Delta Air Lines in 2008.  Before joining Northwest Airlines in 1995, Regent Newman was a senior partner at the Detroit law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone.

Regent Newman serves on the Board of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, the Industry Affairs Committee of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and as vice president of the Detroit Economic Club.  She is a former Board member of the U.S. Department of Education National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education, a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel appointed by President George W. Bush, and a member of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

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