December 1, 2017

After 19 years in corporate relations at the University of Michigan, Susan Shields, Senior Director at the Business Engagement Center, is retiring in January. During her years at U-M, she has made a profound impact on her colleagues, both within the university and within the corporations she works with. Her efforts significantly contributed to the development of the Dow Sustainability Fellows program, and she has worked tirelessly with Ford Motor Company to grow and enhance partnerships and opportunities there, among other wonderful contributions to many partnerships across campus and the business community. She will be sorely missed!

Best wishes for a wonderful next chapter, Susan!



The BEC welcomed Jon Grice to the team this week as Director at the Business Engagement Center. Jon comes to us from U-M’s Tauber Institute where he served as Associate Director, where he was instrumental in managing corporate connections for over 30 comprehensive student projects in industry each year. We know Jon will be an amazing resource for our industry partners and a great asset to our team!

Welcome, Jon!