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“This is my eighth year in the role, and it feels like the first. Things are going so quickly,” MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Scott Westerman tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today. “We’re never on auto-pilot at the MSU Alumni Association. We really exist to create mutually-beneficial relationships between the institution and our Spartan Nation for a lifetime.”
Westerman says an important dimension of the work he and his colleagues do is inspire investment.
“I was a poor boy from Alabama coming to a great institution – Michigan State University – and we fell in love. It was magnetic, and I just couldn’t leave here,” Clarence Underwood tells Simon and Hollis. Underwood is a member of the 2017 class entering MSU’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
“It’s a great honor. And the more I think about it, the more emotional I get about it. It’s overwhelming, and I don’t have the words to describe the feeling.”
“President Simon often says that what makes Michigan State special is not what we do, but why we do it and how we do it,” MSU Broad College of Business Dean Sanjay Gupta tells Simon and Hollis. And he says the new Broad Business Pavilion currently under construction addresses the why and the how.