After being hired in 2013, Justin Engel, our Communications Specialist, discovered one of the benefits of being an SVSU employee. "As a newspaper reporter for 10 years, I covered higher education institutions in the area, including SVSU. One of the reasons I applied at SVSU was because of the high praise regarding job satisfaction that I so often heard when interviewing people for articles. Since joining SVSU, I've experienced first hand what those employees were raving about."
SVSU is committed to ensuring that employees are appreciated and valued for their hard work and dedication to the University. Not only do we provide continual performance feedback, each year we offer dozens of University Awards to faculty and staff in recognition of their outstanding performance.
Because of our Health U Wellness Program, Saginaw Valley State University has been recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition Program for five years in a row. Our Healthy U program focuses on small lifestyle changes to improve the health, wellness, and overall quality of life of the SVSU community through education, prevention, and exercise. The program offers a personal exercise log, fun & competitive challenges, such as the Team Weight Loss Challenge and the Pedometer Challenge between SVSU and Grand Valley State University.
Healthy U has assisted in creating many healthy success stories, one of which belonging to our Campus Facilities' Administrative Secretary, Cathy Soto. She was able to make smarter choices to get healthy and has lost her unwanted weight with the help of the Healthy U program. Now Cathy feels more energized and fit, and encourages others to take even that first step towards making healthier choices. " It's been a supportive University family and personal family who have cheered me along the way."
Saginaw Valley State University is located within the Great Lake Bay Region, with equal distances to Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland. You can learn more about our great region with "Go Great Lakes Bay Magazine," produced by the Great Lakes Bay Region Convention & Visitors Bureau. From art and antiquing, to museums, festivals, shopping, family fun activities, golfing and more, there's so much to do.