November 25, 2020

Welcome to Kimberly Rize!

It is our pleasure to announce that Kim Rize, B.S., MBA has accepted the position of Chief Department Administrator for the Department of Microbiology and Immunology effective December 14, 2020. 

Ms. Rize received her Associate of Business degree from Henry Ford Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Administration from Madonna University.  Her Master of Business Administration is from Wayne State University.  Ms. Rize brings a wealth of experience in medical school and academic administration to the position.  She was a Pre-Award Specialist for the Karmanos Cancer Institute, a Grant and Contract Officer for the Department of Internal Medicine at Wayne State University and then a Senior Grant and Contract Officer for Wayne State University before being named Director of Business Affairs.  She served in these various capacities from 2001-2016.  Importantly, in these positions she was also heavily involved in matters related to student enrollment and tuition revenue. 

In 2016, Ms. Rize became the Division Administrator for General Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine here at the University of Michigan.  In this role she has served in several leadership roles, led professional development activities and established the Division DEI Committee and Research Staff Lunch Group.  She played integral roles in reorganizing the structure of that Division and in leading the management of the COVID-19 crisis.  Ms. Rize brings a collective 19 years of experience in managing business operations, finances, research administration, facilities, faculty and student affairs, human resources, information technology and marketing.  She has extensive experience in leading productive teams and she values a team-based approach to management.

We are fortunate to have found someone with such valuable leadership and experience to support our research, education and service missions.  Please join us in welcoming Kim Rize to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology!