Building a Bridge Between:

Education, Science, Industry and Government

The State of Michigan continues to transform from a traditional manufacturing economy to a knowledge-based economy. Higher education is a critical piece of this transformation. The University of Michigan must continue to build a bridge between education, science, industry, and government. As a member of the Board of Regents my focus is on facilitating productive partnerships fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Your contribution to my re-election campaign will help me continue to support quality affordable higher education for the people of the State of Michigan.
-Kathy White

Add Your Support to the Re-election of Kathy White



One of the best ways to show your support for Kathy White’s re-election to the University of Michigan Board of Regents is to tell your friends. They respect your opinion and will value your personal endorsement. You can send your endorsement to your friends via email or the campaign can provide you with special “friend-to-friend” postcards.


Newsletter August 25 2014

On August 23, 2014, I accepted the Michigan Democratic Party’s nomination as a Candidate for the University of Michigan Board of Regents. This means my name, Kathy White, will appear on the ballot on November 4, 2014 for the General Election. This is a first step towards continuing my service on the Board. This has been possible because of your steadfast support of my candidacy. Thank you! As … Read More...

Kathy White is a Leader with a Proven History of Results

Kathy-White-UM-RegentKathy White began her service on the University of Michigan Board of Regents in 1999. Since then, she has helped lead the university through challenging times. During these years, state appropriations have generally decreased, putting great pressure on the price of tuition. Following her conviction that quality of education should not be jeopardized, but energized and enhanced; her leadership has protected accessibility to outstanding higher education for the people of the State of Michigan.

With a diverse and powerful resume, Kathy White has the vision and leadership skills necessary to lead the University of Michigan through these challenging times. Kathy White’s experience as a Professor of Law, a registered patent attorney, an electrical engineer, and a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps is unparalleled. She has also been honored with being named both a Fulbright Senior Scholar and a White House Fellow. She is uniquely qualified to guide large organizations with a powerful blend of strategic vision and tactical skill.


  • Michigan Society of Professional Engineers
  • Southeastern Chapter of Michigan Society of Professional Engineers
  • Michigan Education Association
  • Michigan Nurses Association
  • American Federation of Teachers—Michigan
  • AFSCME Local 1583
  • The Detroit Free Press
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC
  • Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Trowel Trades Union, Local 2 of Michigan
  • Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Milwrights
  • International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local Union No. 25
  • SEIU MI State Council
  • The Michigan Chronicle

“Incumbent Democrat KATHY WHITE deserves a third term on the board. First elected in 1998, White, a patent attorney and Wayne State University law professor, has proved a capable regent with a fresh viewpoint. White also serves as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, serving as a law professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.”

Detroit Free Press - The best picks for Michigan University Boards

“University of Michigan Regent Kathy White, a law professor at Wayne State University who is seeking re-election, deserves to be returned to the Board of Regents. Currently the chair of the board, White is in the unique position to help the university address some the problems it has been facing, including diversity access to an affordable education. She believes that the University of Michigan must continue to build a bridge between education, science, industry and government to create the synergy needed to sustain and improve the quality of education in this state.”

The Michigan Chronicle

Message from Friends of Kathy White

We are down to the last days of the campaign before the Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Although the campaign season has been long, the most important time is now.  This is how you can help:

  • For those of you, who have requested friend-to-friend postcards, please send them out this week if you have not already done so. Also, you can still email a friend and make a recommendation that they vote for Kathy White for Regent, University of Michigan – Tell a Friend.
  • You can contribute to the campaign – Contribute.
  • You can VOTE for Kathy White, on November 4, 2014