Welcome From the Executive Director


  Barbara Roberts

 Executive Director

Services & Resources


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In this time of tumult, fear, grief and anger over incidents in the Middle East and the downing of Ukranian International Airlines Flight 752, the WorkLife Office wishes to express our support and caring for all members of our community who are affected by these turbulent and tragic events.
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With 2020 finally here, it's a great time to reflect on professional accomplishments and update your documents. People often ask, "I am not looking for a new job or a career move, so why should I think about my resume or LinkedIn profile?" There are a lot of reason and ideas for what to include that you may not have considered.
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The MSU and Greater Lansing community is invited to a variety of exciting and educational opportunities the week of January 18-24, 2020 to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and historical events that have taken place in our nation and on our campus.
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MSU Women’s Networking Association partnered with the MSU Alumni Office to provide a special presentation and discussion featuring Susan Packard, co-founder of HGTV, one of the fastest growing TV brands in history. Susan also helped to build CNBC and Food Network. Ironically, she states that she is not a chef and does not have an eye for decorating. Susan is an MSU alumna twice over with a BA and MA in advertising. She is an entrepreneur who now speaks and mentors women who want to grow their potential. 

Upcoming Events

Latest Podcast

This special episode, recorded on the 4th Floor of the Administration Building, is split into two parts. In Part 1, Paulette Granberry Russell talks about the 40th Commemorative Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Michigan State University. She shares some of her personal story about the impact that Dr. King had on her life.

Carly Kabel, College of Arts and Letters, interviews Paulette Granberry Russell about the 2020 Commemorative Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme of the week is "Still I Rise" and encompasses many activities including focus on the 19th Amendment that guarantees the right to vote for women.


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.



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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.
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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...