Your University Unions & Events Team
Joy Adkins, Accounting/Office Assistant
Sandy Beck, Conference Services Manager
Nick Capul, Special Event & Sales Manager
Kris Day, Assistant Director
David Disney, Director
Vicky Opie, Event Services Planner
Karen Stone, Event Services Planner
University Unions and Events History
University Unions & Events proudly provides student union services and meetings and events planning and support at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. We are proud to serve the student support and hospitality needs of the university and surrounding community, primarily in Fairlane Center, University Center and the Union@Dearborn.
University Unions & Events was established as a new university unit in 2014 to consolidate and optimize our campus resources to best serve our university students, colleagues, strategic partners and regional guests. Greater service and satisfaction for you is the primary goal of our reorganization.
Opened in November 2004, the University Center provides one-stop service to our current and future students. From Enrollment Services to Student Services to the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, University of Michigan Credit Union, McKinley Cafe, and Photo ID Services you'll find everything you need under one roof. Prior to its current functions, the University Center building was formerly know as the University Mall. The Mall opened in 1980 as a multifunctional facility housing classrooms, offices and retail food outlets.
Fairlane Center, the former Ford Training and Development Center, was acquired by UM-Dearborn and opened in 2004. The campus complex is comprised of two connected buildings. Fairlane Center South is home to the College of Business, College of Education, Health and Human Services, several classrooms, meeting rooms and cafe. Fairlane Center North provides meeting spaces and services delivered in a conference center style format. University Unions & Events provides conference and hospitality services in several premier spaces within the complex.
University of Michigan-Dearborn ushered in a new era in student life September 1, 2013 as more than 400 students moved into The Union at Dearborn. The privately owned complex is the first housing option specifically designed for UM-Dearborn students in more than 25 years. UM-Dearborn leased 15,000 square feet within the facility for student life activities. Named Victors’ Den, University Unions & Events administers this area that includes a large lounge, informal gathering spaces, meeting and study rooms, a performance-style theater and several student life offices.