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

Renee Knake Jefferson
East Lansing
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.,

Thomas D. Jeitschko,
Acting Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Executive Vice President for Administration

Douglas Gage,
Interim Vice President for Research and Innovation

Bill Beekman,
Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Marti Heil,
Vice President for University Advancement

Kathy Wilbur,
Executive Vice President for Government Relations

Brian Quinn,
Vice President for 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 Marketing, Public Relations and Digital Strategy

Deborah Johnson,
Interim 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 Infrastructure Planning and Facilities

Melissa Woo,
Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Phil Zecher,
Chief Investment Officer