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Melissa Sortman, Director

Melissa Sortman

Director of Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs
426 Auditorium Road, Room 442
(517) 353-5802

Melissa Sortman is the director within the Office of the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources (AHR).  She provides leadership and support for the university on all aspects of academic employment including human resources, bargaining, policies, and procedures. She has been at MSU since May 2019.

Prior to coming to MSU, she worked at the University of Michigan as the Associate Director of Academic Human Resources and served as chief negotiator in the bargaining with the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO). She previously worked at the Michigan Education Association (MEA) serving in a variety of positions including chief negotiator for the largest MEA local (MSU-APA) and bargained the Coalition of Labor Wage and Health Care Agreement. She has negotiated many contracts representing public school employees for over 16 years with MEA. She started her career as a congressional staff person before running political campaigns for the Michigan Legislature and Michigan Supreme Court.  



FASA Unit Liaison for:

  • College of Education•Graduate School Dean
  • College of Human Medicine
  • International Studies and Programs
  • College of Law
  • Residential College in Arts &Humanities
  • College of Social Science
  • Asc, Provost for Undergrad Education
  • Health Affairs
  • MSU HCI Clinical Services


  • College of Engineering
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Asc Provost & Asc VP for AHR
  • Civil Rights & Title IX Educ. &Compliance
  • EVP for Administration
  • University Procurement andLogistics
  • General Counsel
  • Government Relations
  • Information Technology Services
  • Investment Office
  • Office of the President
  • Athletics

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