Aug. 26, 2021: Byelich Announces Retirement Plans

Dear Colleagues,

I’d like to share the news with you that Dave Byelich, vice president for planning and budgets, will be stepping down later this fall and beginning the transition to retirement. Dave has been a valued member of the leadership team for 25 years and has served the university in various roles since 1978.

Throughout his career, Dave has worked with many partners including the Office of the Provost, academic colleges, the Vice President for Finance Office and colleagues in the Office of Planning and Budgets on the annual budget and planning process as well as important university initiatives. He participated with teams from across MSU charged with development of financial plans for the expansion of the medical colleges across the state, establishment of FRIB, creation of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and integration of the MSU Law College. Further, he participated in the financial planning leading to the development of the Departments of Biomedical Engineering; Computational Mathematics Science and Engineering; African American and African Studies; and the Institute for Quantitative Heath Science and Engineering. Most recently, with many participants from across the campus, he assisted in mapping MSU’s response to some of the significant financial challenges that confronted us in recent years.

I know I speak for many leaders across campus in recognizing the great value in Dave’s guidance and counsel over an illustrious career. He will remain in his current role until Oct. 1 and then transition to help with special projects within the Office of the Provost until Dec. 1.

Please join me in congratulating Dave for his outstanding career at MSU and wishing him health and happiness in his retirement.


Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. (he/him)