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Ashley Green

Chief of Staff in the Office of the Provost, Michigan State University, United States

Dr. Ashley Green serves as the inaugural Chief of Staff in the Office of the Provost at Michigan State University (MSU). In this role, Green is a strategic partner and adviser to the provost. She also serves as a key liaison for the provost with numerous stakeholders across the university and represents the provost in a variety of formal and informal settings. She oversees initiatives and special projects as well as manage and coordinate the administrative functions of the Office of the Provost.

Most recently, Green served as Assistant Dean for Administration and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in International Studies and Programs (ISP) at Michigan State University. In this role, she provides leadership in the implementation and administration of international programs and global initiatives that advance and strengthen university wide missions related to research, outreach and engagement activities. She leads a variety of administrative functions including international partnership processes and protocols, and a variety of other strategic initiatives. Dr. Green also serves as the Principal Investigator and Director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Fulbright Programs, and Peace Corps.

As ISP’s DEI Director, she is tasked with ensuring that the global perspective is integrated into campus DEI efforts and activities. Her work is advanced through creating and presenting trainings, convening critical conversations, coordinating key programming, leading policy revisions and creating safe and inclusive spaces for belongingness. She established and chaired a cross-campus Global DEI Task Force charged with developing campus resources to reinforce inclusive practices in a global context. Dr. Green has led local, national, and international discussions, delivered conference presentations, authored articles and engaged in private consulting around diversity, equity and inclusion topics from a global lens.

Before coming to ISP, Dr. Green was the co-director of scholarships for the National and International Fellowships and Scholarships Office within MSU’s Honors College, where she led the daily operations of the office and assisted students in pursing some of the most prestigious national and international funding awards. She has also had leadership roles at other institutions in Career Services, Admissions, Diversity and Inclusion.

Dr. Green earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, and a PhD in Education Leadership and Administration. In 2018-19, she was selected to participate in the Big 10 Academic Alliance Leadership Program.

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