A University at a Crossroads


The liberal arts are at the heart of the MSU land-grant mission. For more than 150 years, our faculty, students, and alumni have achieved amazing things across the country and around the world. Learn how our resilience and deep commitment to a liberal arts education have shaped the history of the University and charted a course of unparalleled achievement dating back to a decisive turning point in 1859.

Watch the defining moment for MSU.

DAN ROBAR

Group Manager for Creative Sculpting
General Motors
BFA Art Education ’84
MFA Ceramic ’88

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ANDREA ECKERT

Co-founder
Holding House
BFA Studio Art ‘03

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BRIAN STONESTREET

Founder
Brian Stonestreet Design, Inc.
BA Theatre ‘85

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YOMAIRA FIGUEROA

Assistant Professor of Global African Diaspora Studies
Department of English

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NAOMI KAMITHA

Citizen Scholar
MasterCard Scholar
Honors College
Women’s & Gender Studies ‘20

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KIRK DOMER

Department Chairperson
Associate Professor of Scene Design
Department of Theatre

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Achieving the Unexpected


Welcome to the 2017 MSU College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Report, ACHIEVE. For generations, the faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University have transformed lives through engaged creative leadership.

Their passion and talent demonstrate the power of an MSU liberal arts education and fuel our efforts to create a more just and beautiful world. To return to what I said when I began as Dean: as we enjoy the shade of trees we did not plant and respond to a present we did not anticipate, these stories enable us to envision a better future. Together, there is no limit to what we can ACHIEVE.

Signature of Dean Christopher P. Long

DEAN CHRISTOPHER  P. LONG