The Michigan graduate with more than a decade of staff service begins the academic year in her new role.
"I have been getting to know people, learning my way around, and using the expertise, knowledge and wisdom of the people around me to think about where we are going and how best to get there."
Grasso, an engineering professor who also served as provost and chief academic officer at the University of Delaware, will start Aug. 1.
Little will step down as chancellor this June after 18 years of leadership at UM-Dearborn.
Walaa Tout and Sunpreet Singh presented "Socioeconomic Status and Stress Reactivity" at the Sargon Partners' Undergraduate Research Showcase presented by the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL).