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Governmental Affairs

The primary role of Governmental Affairs is to advocate on behalf of Michigan State University by building and promoting positive relationships with federal, state, and local policymakers and stakeholders to ensure legislative funding and policy initiatives reflect the needs of the university. Legislative and funding priorities are coordinated through the Office of the President.

As external liaison for one of the top 100 research universities in the world, Governmental Affairs is committed to connecting world-class expertise to policymakers at all levels of government, aiding in their work to enhance Michigan’s economic vitality and quality of life. For detailed information about MSU’s programs and initiatives throughout the state, visit MI Spartan Impact.

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Main Office
Michigan State University
Hannah Administration Bldg
426 Auditorium Rd, Rm 484
East Lansing, MI 48824-1046
Phone: (517) 353-9000
Fax: (517) 353-9190

Vice President for Governmental Affairs

Federal Relations
Sarah K. Walter
Associate Vice President–Washington, D.C., Office
State Relations
David W. Bertram
Associate Vice President for State Affairs
Jeremy Reuter
Director of Statewide Advocacy
Impact and Advocacy
Community Relations
Janet Lillie, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Community Relations – East Lansing/Lansing

Charles A. Rivers
Director of Community Relations–Southeast Michigan
MSU-Detroit Center

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