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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 policy makers 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 policy makers 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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Key Contacts

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

Mark A. Burnham
Vice President for Governmental Affairs
vpga@msu.edu

Federal Relations
Sarah K. Walter
Associate Vice President–Washington, D.C., Office
swalter@msu.edu
State Relations
David W. Bertram
Assistant Vice President for State Affairs
dbertram@msu.edu
Advocacy
Monique C. Field
Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
mfield@msu.edu
Community Relations
Ginny Haas
Director of Community Relations–East Lansing/Lansing
Mid-Michigan
haasv@msu.edu

Charles A. Rivers
Director of Community Relations–Southeast Michigan
MSU-Detroit Center
riversc1@msu.edu

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MI Spartan Impact

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