Task Force Membership

The task force membership was established to bring together a broad set of perspectives from across campus. Members are leaders who, by virtue of their positions, are charged to represent the voices of their constituents and are accountable to the president. Members have been asked to reach out across the units they serve to ensure that perspectives are diverse and inclusive.

In addition to the members below, the task force’s co-chairs have held multiple meetings with members of the MSU community, soliciting feedback and suggestions, including the Strategic Planning Steering Committee; the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee; Dean’s Council; Faculty Governance Steering Committee; and Student Leaders Council.

  • Norman Beauchamp Jr., Executive Vice President for Health Sciences (co-chair)
  • David Weismantel, University Physician (co-chair)
  • Anthony Avellino, Chief Medical Officer, MSU HealthTeam
  • Merri Jo Bales, Vice President and Strategic Director, University Communications
  • Bill Beekman, Vice President and Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Dan Bollman, Vice President, Infrastructure Planning and Facilities
  • Sharon Butler, Associate Vice President, Human Resources
  • David Byelich, Vice President, Planning and Budgets
  • Kevin Eisenbeis, Director, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Richard Fanning, Director, Employee Relations
  • Vennie Gore, Vice President for Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning and Technology
  • Emily Guerrant, Vice President and University Spokesperson, University Communications
  • Mark Haas, Vice President, Finance
  • Steven Hanson, Associate Provost and Dean, International Studies and Programs
  • Thomas Jeitschko, Associate Provost, Dean for Graduate Education
  • Mark Largent, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
  • Dave Oslund, MSUPD Lieutenant and Emergency Management Division Commander
  • Brian Quinn, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Teresa Sullivan, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Kathleen Wilbur, Senior Vice President, Government Relations
  • Melissa Woo, Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Mike Zeig, Chief of Staff, Office of the President