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Development Office

Erickson Hall
620 Farm Lane, Room 513
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-1983

Melissa Lynch
Senior Director of Development
Melissa Lynch is the Senior Director of Development and is focused on major gift fundraising. In this key leadership position, Lynch works closely with Dean Robert Floden and fellow development officers to reach philanthropic goals established by the college. Lynch is a 1997 graduate of MSU's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. With an extensive background in higher education fundraising, Lynch most recently served as senior director of development at the Iowa State University Foundation's College of Business.
Ashley Murphy
Development Coordinator
Ashley Murphy joined the College of Education as a Development Coordinator in September 2014. Prior to her current position, she worked in management with a large retail corporation. As a Development Coordinator, Ashley plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development Office and participating in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals, and special events. Ashley grew up in Okemos, Michigan and received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Ferris State University.

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