Provides a central point of contact for corporations to MSU faculty and staff within the College of Engineering.
Channels inquiries from business and industry relating to research collaborations, professional education, internships, student recruitment, and other corporate requests to appropriate MSU programs.
Matches MSU programmatic and institutional needs with corporate, foundation and other philanthropic interests and makes connections for MSU faculty with appropriate funders.
Responsible for the operations of the College's Office of Development and Alumni Relations, major gifts, and support to the Dean. Steve Bates has over 20 years experience in development encompassing a broad range of fundraising experiences including lead positions directing development publications, annual giving, major gifts, and corporation and foundation giving.