COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WDI Virtual Staff meeting

Above: A group of WDI staff during a video call earlier this week.

Dear readers:

Businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions are working swiftly to adapt to the global challenge presented by COVID-19. The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan is no exception. We have taken the appropriate actions to ensure the health and safety of our employees and others, including the closure of our on-campus offices.

That said, WDI remains 100% committed to serving our business, nonprofit and academic clients and partners, as well as supporting our student programs and affiliated faculty. Indeed, we are looking forward to launching new projects and actively exploring future opportunities with a wide range of partners.

In my discussions with clients and partners, both in the U.S. and around the world, as well as student teams and my colleagues here at WDI, I have been truly impressed with their perseverance and determination to remain focused on their important work.

In this month’s newsletter, I’m proud to showcase some recent achievements of our staff, clients, partners and students. In the coming weeks, the methods we use (e.g. video meetings and telecommuting) to complete work may look slightly different. But what hasn’t changed is our steadfast commitment to WDI’s mission, and to our clients and partners.

-Paul Clyde, WDI President


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