The attorneys and paralegals in the Faculty, Students, and Staff practice area provide support in a variety of legal practice areas, including employment and labor law, governance issues, higher education law, election law, civil rights, and affirmative action. In addition, OGC staff in this area assist with policy development and review, legal compliance, and crisis management in areas that affect faculty, staff, and students.

Student Concerns

OGC staff provide assistance on a wide variety of student-related issues, including: admissions; financial aid; affirmative action/diversity initiatives; domestic and international academic affiliation and exchange agreements; study abroad programs; distance education; student records and privacy; disabilities and accommodations; discrimination and harassment; student discipline; student complaint procedures; student health, safety and wellness; community safety and crime reporting; summer camps and programs involving minors; and related issues.

Faculty and Staff Concerns

OGC staff also handle a broad range of legal issues affecting U-M faculty and staff, including employment, labor negotiations and agreements, grievances and arbitrations, faculty appointments, staffing and personnel issues, immigration, compliance with federal and state employment laws, employee benefits, complaints of discrimination and harassment, accommodations for disabilities, and workplace safety.

Academic Affairs: Gloria Hage
Jack Bernard
Academic Affiliation & Exchange Agreements: Stephanie Schmitzer
Stephanie Stoddard
Maya Kobersy
David Grimm
Affirmative Action/Diversity Initiatives: Maya Kobersy
Donna Snyder
Athletics: Debra Kowich
Agency Civil Rights, Discrimination Complaints:
(including disability and sexual harassment)
Tera Jastrzembowski
David Masson
Gloria Hage
Benefits, Employee: David Masson
Colleen McClorey
Discrimination, Harassment:
(including sexual harassment)
David Masson
Gloria Hage
Patricia Petrowski
Election Law: Maya Kobersy
Employment, Faculty: Gloria Hage
David Masson
Employment Law: David Masson
Gloria Hage
Faculty Issues: Gloria Hage
David Masson
House Officers: Gloria Hage
Laura Napiewocki
Immigration: David Grimm
Patricia Petrowski

Thomas Kent
International Engagement: C. Ndu Ozor
David Grimm
Labor Unions: David Masson
Gloria Hage
Medical Staff: Laura Napiewocki
Kara Morgenstern
Public Safety: David Masson
Patricia Petrowski
In-State Tuition Guidelines for Students: Maya Kobersy
Student Life: C. Ndu Ozor
Patricia Petrowski
Student Loan Administrations & Collections: C. Ndu Ozor
Debra Kowich
Student Records/FERPA: Maya Kobersy
Study Abroad/Off-Campus: Stephanie Schmitzer
David Grimm
Subpoenas: Patricia Petrowski
Kris Snook
Lisa Richardson
Denise Winiarski
Tenure: Gloria Hage