Paula Nas Named Interim Director of University Outreach

On Monday, November 2, Provost Douglas Knerr announced Paula Nas as the new Interim Director of University Outreach, effective November 1, 2015.

Read below for his comments:

NasI am delighted to announce that Paula Nas has accepted an appointment as Interim Director of University Outreach effective November 1, 2015.  Paula has served UM-Flint for over 20 years in various roles.  Currently a Lecturer in Economics, she is also Director of the Center for Economic Education in the Department of Economics.

Paula is a proud graduate of the Honors Program at UM-Flint where she received her B.A.  She also holds an M.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. from Wayne State University.

Paula is passionate about community engagement, specifically in connecting our students with local business, education, civic, health care, and municipal leaders through a variety of initiatives.  Her students have worked collaboratively with colleagues from the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce and local municipalities on projects ranging from a seven-county wage and benefits survey to a county-wide broadband assessment analysis.

Paula’s work through the Center for Economic Education has connected her with numerous K-12 students and educators to provide financial literacy and economics programming and activities.  Most recently, she has worked with a colleague from the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce to assess and improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Flint and Genesee County, as well as ways in which the entire UM-Flint campus can integrate entrepreneurship across the curriculum.

Paula is a member of the Honors Council and serves as the Honors Program Advisor.  She is also a member of the Social Studies TCP Committee.

As an active volunteer with many civic organizations, she serves on the Grand Blanc City Council.  Paula is eager to continue to expand and broaden meaningful relationships between the campus and the community in ways that will benefit our community partners and our students, faculty, and staff alike.

Please join me in congratulating Paula!

Douglas Knerr
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs