Welcome From the Provost & Executive Director


            June Youatt



  Barbara Roberts

 Executive Director

Services & Resources


John Girdwood
There is no better place to be than smack dab the middle of our beautiful MSU campus, and I’m thrilled to be here now serving you as Research and Education Program Coordinator at the WorkLife Office!
children learning about recycling at Community, Food & Environment Institute
Michigan State University fully embraced this year’s theme of “envision your future” during Take Your Child to Work Day on April 25. More than 30 units across campus participated in Take Your Child to Work Day this year.
2019 group of international newcomers along with their America matches at the end of year potluck
The International Newcomer Mentoring Pilot Program matched community volunteer mentors and international faculty newcomers for several months, to ease the transition to the U.S., Michigan and MSU. Community mentors learned about the international newcomer’s culture, traditions and rich ideas that they bring to the East Lansing and MSU community.
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The MSU WorkLife Office offers presentations to groups of faculty and staff on a variety of topics. Many of these presentations are given during staff meetings or other meetings where staff or faculty gather. One of the most requested presentations is, “Finding Your WorkLife Fit”. “Finding Your WorkLife Fit,” focuses on how to manage the multiple roles in ones life.

Upcoming Events

7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


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.
Things to Do at MSU cover
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...