Paul E. Massaron
Elected for two terms November 2000 and November 2008
Current term of office: January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2016
Paul Massaron is a member of the Wayne State University Board of Governors elected statewide in 2000 and has served two terms as Chair. He has served as Chair of the Board’s Budget and Finance Committee and the Audit Subcommittee, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of TechTown (which is Wayne’s Research and Technology Park).
Massaron was re-elected statewide in November 2008 to another eight year term to the Wayne State University Board of Governors.
He served as chair of the Expanding Participation Group which was one of the four sub-groups of Lt. Governor John Cherry’s Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth. He served as a member of the Michigan Tri-Corridor Technology Steering Committee which provided assistance to project development in life sciences, automotive technology and homeland security.
At the beginning of 2000 he retired from the International Union, United Auto Workers (UAW) staff after a career spanning 32 years devoted to labor relations, negotiating contracts, arbitration, grievance handling, labor education and political action. Massaron is a retired member of UAW Ford Local 400.
Among many community activities he chaired the Advisory Board of the Institute for Building Sustainable Communities at the University of Detroit Mercy and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Local Government at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. He has served as a member of Detroit Receiving Hospital Board of Directors.
Massaron is a life time member of the NAACP. He is a member of the Michigan Democratic Party State Central Committee, the Executive Committee of the Oakland County Democratic Party, the 12th Congressional District Democratic Party and a member of the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1781).
He is an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture teaching urban politics and policy and also teaches in the Community Development Masters Degree program.
Paul Massaron owns a consulting firm in Southfield, Michigan (PEM Consulting) that specializes in the areas of community development, governmental affairs, labor education and organizing strategy.