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Developing Leadership and Administrative Excellence: A Workshop for New Academic Administrators

August 7, 8 and 14, 2018
Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd., Lansing, MI 48910
Room B-106-107

(Note: all meetings begin with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., include lunch, and conclude by 3:00 p.m.)

All materials linked below were current as of the date they were presented. If you have questions about policies or protocols, please contact the relevant offices.

Tuesday, August 7: Culture & Values

Program Overview: Introduction

Theodore H. Curry IIAssociate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources

The Provost’s Perspective

June Pierce Youatt, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost

       The Provost’s Perspective Powerpoint

A Culture of High Performance

Satish UdpaExecutive Vice President for Administrative Services and University Distinguished Professor

        Advancing our Culture of High Performance Powerpoint

MSU Budget Overview

Brent Johnston, University Budget Officer, Office of Planning and Budgets

        Office of Planning and Budget Powerpoint

MSU Internal Audit

Marilyn TarrantDirector, Internal Audit

        Internal Audit Powerpoint


Emily Gerkin Guerrant, Vice President and University Spokesperson

Heather Swain, Vice President for Communications and Brand Strategy

Development and Fundraising

Robert GrovesVice President, University Advancement

        University Advancement Powerpoint

Student Affairs and Services

Denise Maybank, Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

       Student Affairs and Services Powerpoint

Panel of Associate Provost Offices

Norman Beauchamp,  Associate Provost and Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, College of Human Medicine,

        Health Affairs Powerpoint

John Gaboury, Associate Provost, Academic Services, Enrollment Management, and Academic Initiatives

        Academic Services, Enrollment Management, and Academic Initiatives Powerpoint

Rob Glew Associate Dean, International Studies and Programs 

       International Studies and Programs Powerpoint

Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning and Director, Hub for Innovation in Teaching and Technology

Thomas Jeitschko, Associate Provost and Dean, Graduate Education

Mark Largent, Associate Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Education

Laurie Van Egeren, Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement

       Outreach and Engagement Powerpoint

Wednesday, August 8: Leading and Managing at MSU


Theodore H. Curry IIAssociate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources

Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

Paulette Granberry RussellDirector, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and Senior Advisor to the President

        Addressing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at MSU Powerpoint

MSU Academic Human Resources

Theodore H. Curry IIAssociate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources

       Academic Human Resources Powerpoint

The Legal and Regulatory Environment: Overview of Resources

Rob Kent, Interim Associate Vice President of the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance

Theresa Kelley, Associate General Counsel

Ellen Armentrout, Associate General Counsel and FOIA Officer

       Office of Civil Rights Powerpoint

Legal and Regulatory Environment Powerpoint

Research at MSU

Stephen Hsu, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies

Jamie Haberichter,  Office of Export Controls and Trade Sanctions

JR Haywood, Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Jim Pivarnik, Research Integrity Officer, Research Integrity Office


Research and Graduate Studies Full Powerpoint


Cara Cilano, Chair, English

Phil Duxbury, Dean, College of Natural Science

Sherman Garnett, Dean, James Madison College

Sanjay Gupta, Dean, Eli Broad College of Business

Tuesday, August 14: Leading and Managing at MSU


Theodore H. Curry IIAssociate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources


Kathleen Wilbur, Executive Vice President for Government and External Relations

       Government and External Relations Powerpoint

Things That Come Across Our Desks

Melanie TrowbridgeAssistant Director, Academic Human Resources

Kara Yermak, Assistant Director, Academic Human Resources

       Things that Come Across Our Desks Powerpoint

Campus Resource Panel

Shannon Lynn Burton, University Ombudsperson

        Introduction to the Ombudsperson Powerpoint

Lydia Weiss,Educational Program Coordinator, WorkLife Office

Dave Weismantel, University Physician, Office of the University Physician

Leading University Support Staff Effectively

Sharon Butler, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, accompanied by HR team members

         Human Resources Powerpoint

Supporting Faculty, Academic Staff and Leaders at MSU

Ann Austin, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development-Academic Career Paths-Academic Advancement Network

Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning and Technology-Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology and Academic Advancement Network

Beronda Montgomery, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development-Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities, Academic Advancement Network and MSU Foundation Professor

Juli Wade, Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development-Academic Advancement Network

        Academic Advancement Network Powerpoint

Reflections from New Campus Administrators

Cara Cilano, Chair, English

Ron Hendrick, Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Jeff Rayis, Director, Treasury & Financial Management

Cheri Speier-Pero, Interim Chair, Supply Chain Management