Meet Our Team

Student Life and Engagement Leadership Team

The core of the Division of Student Life & Engagement is its team members. Meet the SLE Leadership Team who lead by example and encourage all team members to advance the culture of high performance within the division and across campus.

Tariq Abdelhamid

Tariq Abdelhamid

He, him, his
Chief Lean Enterprise Officer

What I Do:

Tariq Abdelhamid is the chief lean enterprise officer for the Division of SLE.

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
1855 Place
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-884-4557
tariq@msu.edu
Diane Barker

Diane Barker

She, her, hers
Chief Planning and Projects Officer

What I Do:

Diane Barker, chief planning and projects officer for the Division of SLE, has more than 30 years of experience working for Michigan State University (MSU).

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-355-7467
barker@msu.edu
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Erin Carter

she/her/hers
Chief of Staff

What I Do:

Dr. Erin Carter is the Chief of Staff for Student Life & Engagement.

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
48824 MI
United States

Contact:

5173557457
carte221@msu.edu
Kat Cooper

Kat Cooper

She, her, hers
Chief Communications Officer

What I Do:

Kat Cooper is director of communications for the Division of SLE.

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-355-3465
cooper94@msu.edu
Kathleen Duncan

Kathleen Duncan

Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Student Life & Engagement

What I Do:

Kathleen Duncan is the executive assistant to the vice president for Student Life & Engagement. She attended Northwood University, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration.

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-884-6450
duncank@msu.edu
Ray Gasser

Ray Gasser

He, him, his
Assistant Vice President for Residence Education and Housing Services

What I Do:

Ray Gasser is the executive director of Residence Education and Housing Services at Michigan State University. Previously, he was director of University Housing at the University of Idaho.

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
1855 Place
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-884-4996
gasserra@msu.edu
 VENNIE GORE

Vennie Gore

He, him, his
Senior Vice President for Student Life & Engagement

What I Do:

Vennie Gore is the senior vice president for Student Life & Engagement at Michigan State University.

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
1855 Place
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-355-7457
vgore@msu.edu
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Jeff Latinen

Executive Director of Auxiliary Sports Group

What I Do:

Jeff Latinen is the executive director for Auxiliary Sports Group. Previous to this position, he served as manager for the Breslin Student Events Center, a role he has held since 2016.

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-884-2453
latinenj@msu.edu
Kelly High McCord

Kelly High McCord

She, her , hers
Director of Human Resources

What I Do:

Kelly High McCord brings a wealth of experience to the SLE team, having served MSU for seven years as the Brody Neighborhood Engagement Center Director, continually improving that program as it has

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-884-6450
Denise Ngubeni

Denise Ngubeni

She, her, hers
Director of Digital Strategies and Services

What I Do:

Denise Ngubeni currently serves as the Director of Digital Strategies and Services (DSS) for Student Life & Engagement. She provides oversight for DSS team.

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
1855 Place
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-884-0236
ngubeni@msu.edu
Robert Patterson

Robert Patterson

Chief Financial Officer

What I Do:

Robert Patterson is chief financial officer for the Division of SLE. He has 30 years of experience in financial and managerial accounting, with 21 years at Michigan State University (MSU).

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-355-7458
patter35@msu.edu
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Genyne Royal

Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

What I Do:

Dr. Genyne Royal is the Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned her Ph.D.

Address:

550 S. Harrison Road
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-884-6686
royalgen@msu.edu
Rebecca Selesky

Rebecca Selesky

She, her,hers
Assistant Vice President for Culinary Services

What I Do:

Rebecca Selesky currently serves as the executive director of Culinary Services at Michigan State University.

Address:

550 S. Harrison
48823 MI
United States

Contact:

517-353-4924
Allyn Shaw

Allyn Shaw

He, him, his
Assistant Vice President for Student Leadership and Involvement

What I Do:

Allyn Shaw, Ph.D., is the Assistant Vice President for Student Involvement and Leadership at Michigan State University.

Address:

556 E. Circle Drive Room 153
48824 MI
United States

Contact:

517-884-1348
shawall@msu.edu
Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

He, him, his
AVP for Student Development and External Relations and Dean of Students

What I Do:

Anthony T Williams Jr is the Assistant Vice President for Student Development and External Relations and Dean of Students (AVP/DOS).

Address:

735 E. Shaw Lane
W106A West Owen Graduate Hall
48824 MI
United States

Contact:

517-884-0789
atwjr@msu.edu