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Community Relations

As a land-grant institution, Michigan State University is actively involved in communities throughout Michigan. The office serves as the university's liaison with these communities, connecting students, faculty, and staff with local officials, providing assistance with regional and local issues, and solving university-community matters.

Southeast Michigan

Michigan State University is building effective, strategic partnerships with county and local governments and entities in Southeast Michigan. Governmental Affairs serves as the university's primary liaison with the region by monitoring governmental issues and activities in the metro-Detroit/tri-county area.

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Michigan State University
Hannah Administration Bldg
426 Auditorium Rd, Rm 484
East Lansing, MI 48824-1046
Phone: (517) 353-9000
Fax: (517) 353-9190
Janet Lillie, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Community Relations – East Lansing/Lansing

Marina Scott
Executive Staff Assistant

Suchitra A. Webster
Community Liaison
Phone: (517) 432-7527

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

Terri Davis-Warren
Office Assistant
Phone: (313) 578-9708

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