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Provost Teresa K. Woodruff Ph.D.

The provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is the chief academic officer for Michigan State University, providing leadership for matters that affect academic programs, research, and outreach involving faculty, students and staff.

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Stories That Define Us

Pilot to expand mental health service capacity for students

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MSU Forestry partnering with Ecotek Labs to promote K-12 science learning

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MSU’s Lisa Cook becomes first Black woman on Federal Reserve board

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Facility for Rare Isotope Beams opens its doors to discovery

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MSU ranked highly for global impact on sustainable development

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Faculty inventions


MSU programs ranked in the top 25 nationally


Undergraduates, 11,085 graduate and professional


Total economic impact statewide

Outreach and Engagement

Supporting the engaged activities of faculty, staff, and students; fostering public access to university expertise and resources; and by advocating for exemplary engaged scholarship, nationally and internationally.

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Student Success

At MSU, students don’t just earn a degree. We are preparing students for the future. The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education (APUE) works to ensure that all MSU students receive the support needed to learn, persist, and graduate in a timely fashion ...

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Premier Research Institution

In the land-grant, problem-solving tradition, Michigan State University’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 novel approaches for treating and stopping the spread of malaria in the 21st century. 

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