From the Office of the President - Wayne State University

Dear colleagues,

Happy new year, and welcome back to campus. I hope your holiday break was restful and rejuvenating.

As we begin 2020, allow me to express my sincere thanks to you for all we accomplished in 2019. This video captures some of the highlights, but a few minutes are insufficient to note all the contributions made by so many of you over the past year.

Remembering 2019 video

Of course, 2019 was not without its challenges. While I am optimistic we will resolve these challenges, I am continuing open office hours on Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. for faculty to meet with me personally and discuss any concerns they may have. Please contact my executive assistant, Laurie Attard, at 313-993-4397 to ensure I’m not traveling. You can also schedule another time if these hours are not convenient for you.

I’m excited about 2020, and I look forward to working with all of you to build on our momentum and continue to focus on our mission to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities

I am proud of what we have accomplished, and you should be, too. Thank you, and here’s to a great 2020.


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M. Roy Wilson