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Our Mission

Our mission is to support the university’s strategic imperatives by anticipating and meeting the needs of a changing community through high-quality, innovative services designed to advance  student success and cutting edge research .

Our Core Values

Accountability – We hold ourselves and each other accountable to be committed to our mission/roles and to deliver exceptional performance results and professional behavior.

Recognition – We consistently acknowledge each other for our work, accomplishments and the demonstration of behaviors that align with our mission.

Inclusion/Input – We involve and empower each other in problem solving and decision making; we treat people in a manner that they feel valued, respected and appreciated; we share the common understanding that everyone’s thoughts and ideas are welcomed.

Service – We provide exceptional service by delivering responsive, high quality, accessible and innovative customer service with integrity, excellence and compassion.

Effective Communication – We share information openly by establishing two-way communication methods and by communicating respectfully and frequently with customers, peers, supervisors, and leaders

Ethical Practice - We will maintain the highest levels of personal and professional integrity and act as ethical agents who promote core values, integrity, and accountability throughout the organization.

Our Organizational Structure

MSU Human Resources is led by Associate Vice President Sharon E. Butler. She reports to the Executive Vice President for Administration. Our organization chart can be found here.

Our Transformation

MSU Human Resources recently went through a signification reorganization and transformation of processes and services. Watch the video below to learn more.


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