Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives

artans on the Bogue Street BridgeThe MSU College of Communication Arts & Sciences works collaboratively with faculty and staff across all departments, to identify and sustain best practices for an inclusive and diverse educational community. In the spirit of inclusive educational excellence, the College promotes diversity, educational equity and encourages positive awareness and acceptance of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability.


Lauren McKenziLauren J. McKenzie

Academic Specialist
Coordinator of Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives
Office of Academic & Student Affairs
Tel: 517-355-7499 | Email: gainesla@msu.edu

Kami SilkKami J. Silk, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies,
ComArtSci Associate Professor,
Communication & AgBioResearch HRC M.A. Program, Graduate Director Faculty Excellence Advocate (FEA)
477 CAS Building, MSUEast Lansing, MI 48824
Tel: 517.884.3550 | Email: silkk@msu.edu

Areas of Engagement:

  • Recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations
  • Academic support and advising
  • Time management and goal setting
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) monitoring
  • Transition and adjustment concerns
  • Building effective relationships across campus
  • Freshman seminar
  • Diversity programming and outreach
  • Faculty Search & Selection

Get Connected:

Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives
Office of Cultural and Academic Transition
Diversity & Study Abroad
Office of Financial Aid
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities

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