From the President’s Desk
2015 All-University Awards Convocation State of the University Address (excerpt)
"If you think about universities and education, we've become a little bit of a commodity in the minds of some.
"You can buy a course on iTunes. You can buy an idea. You can start your own company. You can do lots of things we do as departments, but you can't do all of us together.
"All of us together—working together across disciplinary lines, putting ideas together—connecting the dots in ways that make the whole greater than the sum of the parts.
"That's what a great university does, and Michigan State University is a great university because of all its people and the partners around the world."
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Bolder by Design
Bolder by Design is a continuation of the Boldness by Design strategic framework President Simon created to advance MSU as one of the world’s best public research universities.
Michigan State University and East Lansing: A Close Working Partnership
TownGown Michigan blog post by Diane Goddeeris and Lou Anna K. Simon
President Simon received the plan in April 2012 and it was approved at the April Board of Trustees meeting. Now under implementation, the plan will be reviewed every five years to review assumptions, goals, and technology. Learn more
World Grant Ideal
The World Grant Ideal Monograph is President Simon’s vision for MSU and higher education in the twenty-first century.