From Kevin’s Desk: Celebrate Black History Month (2/5/2021)

Dear Colleagues:

Happy Friday!

Since 1976, our country has designated the month of February to recognize and celebrate the significant, yet often overlooked, accomplishments of Black Americans. Throughout Black History Month, there will be a wide variety of events happening across campus. I encourage you to participate in these events and learn more about the many remarkable contributions of Black Americans throughout history. You can find more details about the university’s Black History Month events and some related resources on our website.

I am excited to share that next week four of our U-M community members, including our very own Chief Organizational Learning Officer Sonya Jacobs, will be honored as Sarah Goddard Power Distinguished Service Award winners. Named after the late University of Michigan Regent Sarah Goddard Power, the award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of women through their leadership, scholarship or in other ways. You can read more about the award in the Record. Please join me in congratulating Sonya and the other recipients on this fantastic accomplishment.

Lastly, now that winter weather has hit Michigan with gusto, I just want to give a huge thank you to all of the teams who clear snow and ice for everyone who is still working, learning or caring for patients on campus. Your dedicated work keeps our community safe and the university could not fulfill its mission without you. Y’ALL ROCK!!!

With much appreciation and gratitude,