About Us



In collaboration with academic and administrative units within UM-Dearborn, the BEC manages and advances strategic university-wide relationships with companies and works closely with faculty, staff and campus leadership to build comprehensive relationships that provide mutual benefit to the university and industry partners.


Our purpose is to advance education, research and economic development in the metropolitan region by building partnerships with the business community.

Our approach to customized engagement is comprehensive and designed to enhance and enable the ability of the business community to connect with our best resources Ė talented people, reliable information, and effective solutions.

Our staff has a broad-based knowledge of the university to help you navigate the universities schools, colleges, departments, centers and find the opportunities connect with our best resources-ernís schools, centers, and campuses both manageable and effective.

As one of the state's leading research universities, UM-Dearborn is a catalyst for economic growth throughout the metropolitan region. To support that effort, the Business Engagement Center was established on the Dearborn campus in 2011 and is under the direction of the Office of Institutional Advancement. We collaborate closely with the Business Engagement Center - Ann Arbor to strengthen the University's ties to business and industry and to help revitalize and diversify the state of Michigan's economy.


For more information, please contact:

Clarinda Barnett-Harrison, Director
Business Engagement Center
(313) 593-5639

Katie Hayes, Relationship Manager
Business Engagement Center and Office of Career Services
(313) 583-6473

Business Engagement Center
University of Michigan-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Rd
1040 Administration Building
Dearborn, MI 48128-2406