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Kera Yermak, Assistant Provost

Kara Yermak


Assistant Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs
426 Auditorium Road, Room 440
(517) 884-0185


Kara Yermak is an Assistant Provost of Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs (FASA). Kara collaborates with faculty, academic staff, and leaders across the University to provide strategic, expert advice, information, and analysis on a variety of faculty affairs matters.  She works closely with academic governance (e.g., the University Committee on Faculty Affairs) on policy issues relating to faculty and academic staff and is leading the review of all faculty and academic staff policies to enable and empower an environment of success for MSU’s faculty and academic staff through faculty affairs policies.

Kara has worked in higher education since 2005, beginning in research compliance and faculty affairs since 2007. Her experience includes work with the Department of Teacher Education and in Human Resources. Kara holds a master's degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations (MHRLR), is a certified Senior Certified Professional (SCP) through the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) and is an alumna of Michigan State University’s department of psychology.

Outside of work, Kara enjoys spending time with her family and pets, making crafts, and advocating for individuals with disabilities.





FASA Unit Liaison for:

  • Policy and Process
  • Academic Governance

Kara handles all routine requests for:

  • Asc Provost & Asc VP for Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs
  • Asc Provost for Academic Services 
  • Associate Provost of Enrollment & Academic Strategic Planning 
  • EVP for Administration 
  • Finance 
  • General Counsel 
  • Government Relations 
  • Information Technology Services 
  • Investment Office
  • MSU University Research Organization 
  • Office of the President 
  • Provost & Academic Affairs 
  • Student Life & Engagement 
  • University Advancement 
  • University Communications 
  • University Health &Wellness 
  • University Procurement and Logistics 

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