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Pero Dagbovie

Associate Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Dean of the Graduate School

Chittenden Hall
466 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824-1044
Phone: (517) 353-3220

Pero Dagbovie is passionate about supporting graduate students and improving MSU’s graduate education infrastructure. He is excited to join the Graduate School team where his duties include working on the SIS modernization project.

Pero Gaglo Dagbovie is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and Associate Dean in the Graduate School at Michigan State University. Dr. Dagbovie’s specific responsibilities in the Graduate School include coordinating the King-Chavez-Parks FFF Program, the TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Graduate Merit Fellowship, the Academic Achievement Graduate Assistantships, and the Emergency Fellowships. He helps advise graduate students active in the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Program at MSU, a program that seeks “to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields.” He also works with the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP). A member of the university’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee and Strategic Planning Steering Committee as well as the College of Social Science Dean’s Advisory Board for Diversity and Inclusion, much of his work focuses on planning and implementing the Graduate School’s goals related to diversity and inclusion for graduate students.