As a land-grant institution, Michigan State University is actively involved in communities throughout Michigan. Government Relations 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.

MSU is particularly connected to the communities in the mid-Michigan area, serving as an economic driver and regional partner to address the needs of the community.


Janet Lillie, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Community Relations

Assistant: Marina Scott (517) 353-9000

As Assistant Vice President for Community Relations, Lillie is responsible for connecting MSU, community leaders, and the Greater Lansing Region on initiatives that advance mutual interests. More