Message from the Chair - March 2020

March 25, 2020

Staff Senate is here for you during this trying time. Stay safe, healthy, and connected to the UM-Dearborn family.

Bryan Earl, Staff Senate Chair
Bryan Earl, Staff Senate Chair
Bryan Earl, Chair

As we are all adapting to what has become our new normal, the Staff Senate wants to continue to be a resource for all UM-Dearborn staff.  We are continuing to meet, remotely of course, and want to provide resources available to UM-Dearborn staff.  Chancellor Grasso continues to provide the campus community with updates on the COVID-19 situation and I want to encourage staff to read his updates and see all updates on the COVID-19 information website.  

The Staff Senate is looking for ways to continue to connect with staff throughout this process.  Whether it is virtual brown bags or conference calls to hear the voices of our friends and colleagues, we are trying to find ways to stay connected and stay social.  If you have any ideas, please feel free to email me at and the Staff Senate will review them and see what we can do.  I also want to encourage everyone to check out information provided by MHealthy by clicking here

This is also a good time for staff to utilize Linkedin Learning for professional development opportunities.  Now is a great time to sharpen skills and learn new skills all for free!  Don't forget to take a look at all the different COVID-19 Resources for Staff we are collecting.

Please continue to follow the governor’s orders and directives in these upcoming weeks by staying home and staying safe.  Also, please follow the CDC guidelines when it comes to handwashing and social distancing. 

Please contact me with any concerns or suggestions you may have and please stay safe and healthy. Email me at

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