The University of Michigan appointed Michelle Casey as its first ethics, integrity, and compliance officer.

Casey will start in January, joining from her current role as executive director of the state of Illinois’ Executive Ethics Commission. She started her career in the public sector as an attorney and has worked for executive and legislative branches of government.

She will advise the president, executive officers, and board of regents on ethics, integrity, and compliance issues and be responsible for developing an ongoing campaign to heighten awareness of the university’s various compliance programs. Casey will chair the ethics, integrity, and compliance committee.