Terrance Alexander

Executive Director
Occupational Safety and Environmental Health

As head of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health, Terry is responsible for health, safety, and environmental issues facing both the academic and business operations of the university. Terry directs programs involving hazardous materials, environmental management, biological and laboratory safety, industrial hygiene, radiation safety, ergonomics, food service sanitation, and fire safety.


Terry was manager of environmental programs from 1995 to 1999, responsible for efforts involving property investigations, chemical storage tanks, air emissions and incinerator operation, storm water management and sanitary sewer system discharges, and other environmental issues. From August 2000 to April 2001 he also filled a dual appointment as interim director of Facilities Planning & Design for the university. Since 2002 he holds an appointment as adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.


Prior to joining the university, Terry was an environmental consultant in the Chicago area for seven years, specializing in property investigation, environmental cleanup and restoration, and industrial hygiene. Prior to that, he was manager of environmental remediation for the U.S. Department of Energy at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory for two years. Terry began his career serving nine years active duty as an industrial hygienist and environmental engineer with the U.S. Air Force, and as a major in the reserves until discharge in 2001.


Terry is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan and Illinois, a certified industrial hygienist, and a board-certified environmental engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from South Dakota State University and a master of science degree in environmental science from the University of Idaho.


Postal Address
Occupational Safety and Environmental Heatlh
1239 Kipke Dr
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1010


Telephone Number
(734) 763-6973


Email Address
tgalex@umich.edu