At Michigan State University excellence is a continuing tradition. MSU is a research intensive, land-grant university where people matter. The University is dedicated to educating tomorrow’s leaders and scholars. Innovative and hard-working, MSU advances knowledge and transforms lives, extending learning to actively serve Michigan, the Nation and the international community.

Our core values and mission remain guided by and grounded in our land-grant history. This is reflected in our ongoing commitment to:

  • Quality: Dedicating ourselves to achieving excellence in all of our endeavors – good enough for the proudest and recognized among the best
  • Inclusiveness: Providing opportunity for learners from all backgrounds – bringing their passion and talent to join a vibrant, intellectual community built on mutual respect – to experience and to multiply the benefits of the power of knowledge throughout their lives
  • Connectivity: Among one another, among academic enterprises, to society and to those we serve – locally, nationally, and globally.

For the complete University Mission statement refer to

Dan Kelly, Vice Chairperson
Term ends January 1, 2025

Dianne Byrum, Chairperson
Onondaga Township
Term ends January 1, 2025

Joel Ferguson
Term ends January 1, 2021

Melanie Foster
East Lansing
Term ends January 1, 2023

Brian Mosallam
Term ends January 1, 2021

Nancy Schlichting
Bloomfield Township
Term ends January 1, 2023

Brianna T. Scott
Term ends January 1, 2027

Kelly Tebay
Term ends January 1, 2023

Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.
President, Ex Officio

Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.,

June Youatt,
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Satish Udpa,
Executive Vice President for Administrative Services

Stephen Hsu,
Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies

Bill Beekman,
Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Marti Heil,
Vice President for University Advancement

Kathy Wilbur,
Executive Vice President for Government and External Relations

Brian Quinn,
Acting Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Emily Guerrant,
Vice President and University Spokesperson

Denise Maybank,
Vice President and Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Services

Heather Swain,
Vice President for Communications and Brand Strategy

Paulette Granberry Russell,
Director of the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

Mark Haas,
Vice President for Finance and Treasurer

Vennie Gore,
Vice President for Auxiliary Enterprises

Dan Bollman,
Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities

Rob McCurdy,
Vice President and Chief Information Officer for IT Services

Phil Zecher,
Chief Investment Officer