George Harris


What is your job title?

IT Professional


What area of campus and department do you work in?

I work at the Flint campus for the College of Human Medicine


How long have you been at MSU?

3 years


How long have you been an Area Representative?

6 months


Why is being a member of the Union important to you and what value does it bring?  

Being a part of something bigger; something that makes a change for the better with programs, initiatives, information, assistance etc. Being a part is something that gives me a voice.


What words of advice do you have for the new hires at MSU?

My advice to new hires is to keep a positive attitude; enroll in professional development courses to improve your skill set/knowledge. You have the opportunity for union support to make your life easier. My advice is to take advantage of this.


What do you love about working at MSU?

I am surrounded by colleagues dedicated to their work and to making MSU a great place. MSU also has numerous opportunities to develop new skills and continue career related education.


What do you like to do when you are not at work?  

I make pens and other small wood/resin items. I also like to walk my 2 dogs around the subdivision.


What’s and AR and their Role?

The AR’s are appointed by the Executive Board and their role is to assist with distributing APA materials and information and to serve as a resource for members. AR’s are assigned to a geographic area of campus, so if there is not an AR in your immediate building, you can find one nearby. For a list of AR’s go to

Area Representative (AR) Spotlight