Welcome From the Executive Director


  Barbara Roberts

 Executive Director

Services & Resources


caregiver reading book to a child
Backup dependent care is fill-in childcare or elder care when the family’s primary source of childcare or eldercare is not available during the faculty or staff member’s work hours. MSU offers faculty, staff and students two options for backup dependent care for childcare and one option for backup dependent care for elders. 
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It is fall, which means back to school! This can be an exciting time for many children, but a difficult time for others. I spent many years counseling adolescents and working with their families, then I spent two years as a school counselor for children in grades 6-12. These experiences gave me a wealth of information on how to seek out support for children when they may be struggling.
Join AgeALive, the MSU community, and friends for the reveal of the Butterfly Garden at the Hannah Community Center on Thursday, September 5 from 5:30-7:00pm. This free event is open to the public.  
Terrence Frazier with his children under his arms.
MSU, East Lansing and Lansing community members are encouraged to attend the 5th annual Fatherhood Forum on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Lansing Community College - West College from 7:45 am until 4:00 pm.

Upcoming Events

8 a.m. - 4 p.m., doors open at 7:45 a.m.
9:00 am - 10:00 am
4-6 pm


MSU supports all of its faculty and staff to connect and navigate multiple roles throughout workplace, career and life transitions.


The WorkLife Office partners with the community to create an inclusive, responsive work environment where all faculty and staff are respected and supported toward well-being in work and personal lives.


Reflecting MSU's values of quality, inclusiveness and connectivity, the WorkLife Office strives for excellence, equity and synergy.



Cover of the WorkLife Guide, For MSU Facutly and Staff
This WorkLife Guide will help connect you to the breadth of resources available to you on campus and in the community for your work and personal lives. Whether you are a faculty member, support staff, or administrator, your ability to navigate your work and personal lives compatibly will help you be a productive, satisfied, successful, and healthy member of the MSU community.
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This activity guide assists all families in exploring their community and helps them become acquainted with this rich environment. Whether you are an MSU faculty, staff or student or a community member, you will find activity information for people of all ages on campus and in the Greater Lansing area.
Screenshot of the new email newsletter format of WorkLife Connections
The MSU WorkLife Office newsletter features articles, events and resources that help keep you in touch with information on campus and beyond.

Outstanding Supervisor Award

Web-Homepage-Graphic550.jpg The Outstanding Supervisor Award honors MSU supervisors who have consistently demonstrated work/life sensitivity and support of the professional/personal needs of the employees in their unit. Read more...