What is your job title?
Information Technology Professional
What area of campus, building and department do you work in?
I work in the Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) Building, which is a part of the West region of campus. I am a part of the IT Team here in IPF.
How long have you been at MSU?
I have worked at MSU for over 27 years.
How long have you been an Area Representative?
I have been an Area Rep for just about a year.
Why is being a member of the Union important to you and what value does it bring?
Being a member of the union is important to me because my family has always been union members. My parents and grandparents were GM employees. I believe that unions help provide security and an opportunity for employees to grow and advance.
What words of advice do you have for the new hires at MSU?
MSU is a great place to work and be a part of the community. I would advise all new hires to walk around campus in the spring and take in the beauty of it. I would also advise them to find an organization to get involved in. It will enhance their experience here on campus.
What do you love about working at MSU?
I love coming to work and doing my small part to enhance the educational experience of the students here on campus. Without the students, we would not be here.
What do you like to do when you are not at work?
I enjoy relaxing and playing with my grandkids. I also enjoy bowling and cooking on the grill.
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 http://www.msuapa.org/about/area-representatives-2/