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President Kevin Guskiewicz

“I commit to working alongside all of you to identify a true north that will lead us to provide the very best education and workplace culture for our Spartan community — and bold service to the public.”

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President Kevin Guskiewicz

Meet the President

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, a neuroscientist, academic leader and concussion researcher, began his tenure as MSU’s 22nd President on March 4, 2024. Guskiewicz joins MSU from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served on the faculty since 1995 and as chancellor since 2019.

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Premier Research Institution

In the land-grant, problem-solving tradition, MSU’s research breakthroughs have improved life for people around the world, from the cross-fertilization of corn in the 1870s to successful anticancer drugs in the 1960s, and then to unlocking secrets of the physical universe in the 21st century.

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Outreach and Engagement

MSU supports the engaged and service-oriented activities of faculty, staff, and students; fosters public access to university expertise and resources; and advocates for exemplary engaged scholarship, nationally and internationally.

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Student Success

Offering more than 400 academic programs across 17 degree-granting colleges, MSU is a leading global university that prepares students to succeed and make a better tomorrow.

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