From the Provost & Executive Director


June Youatt



Barbara Roberts

Executive Director

Services & Resources


Barbara Roberts introducing Debra Dubow during the Creating a Culture of Trust in the Workplace Event
“Creating a Culture of Trust in the Workplace” was facilitated by Debra Dubow as follow-up to the WorkLife Office October conference. Debra is an experienced organizational development consultant and has worked with Roche-Genentech, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Eastern Michigan University, among others. Her experience facilitating creative thinking in large organizations was evident in how she ran the session, and the event was rich with strategies to take away and apply.
Take your Child to Work Day save the date of April 25
Save the date for Take your Child to Work Day on April 25. The WorkLife Office is coordinating a number of activities geared toward kids ages 8-16. We invite staff, faculty, and administrators to bring children (or nieces, nephews, grandchildren, neighbors), to campus that day, to explore careers.
board game with dice and the word start
Welcome to March! The month we begin to hope that spring is right around the corner. For those of you with children, you may be wondering what to do for spring break, even if you are not going anywhere for a vacation. Here are some tips for everyone who plans to take some time off this spring, or even enjoy their weekends to the fullest near home. When we think about work-life fit, we have to remember the LIFE part and enjoy it to the fullest.
Lydia Weiss
Congratulations to Lydia Weiss on her new position as the Climate and Response Specialist at the Prevention, Outreach and Education Department! The MSU WorkLife Office thanks Lydia for all of her great work and years of service. Lydia leaves a legacy of accomplishments with the WorkLife Office including the Reflect and Connect series, the Women’s Networking Association, the Academic Women’s Forum and a number of high-quality educational programs that have enriched the MSU community. 

Upcoming Events



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...