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Office of EVPA

Thomas Glasmacher, Ph.D. 

Interim Executive Vice President for Administration 

Thomas Glasmacher, Ph.D., was appointed as Interim Executive Vice President for Administration (EVPA) position in late 2023. In this role, he assumes responsibility for providing oversight and strategic leadership of four enterprise service organizations: University Infrastructure Planning and Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, Procurement & Logistics, along with MSU’s Sustainability Office. Additionally, Dr. Glasmacher leads the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) scientific user facility owned and operated by Michigan State University (MSU).

Thomas earned MS (1990) and PhD (1992) degrees in physics from Florida State University. He joined the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at MSU in 1992 as an NSCL Fellow, in 1995 he joined the MSU faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and is an MSU University Distinguished Professor since 2009. His research resulted in more than 200 publications and was recognized in 2006 with the Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences. He served as the capture manager to attract the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams to MSU, as project manager for its design and establishment, and as FRIB Laboratory Director since 2015.

He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a Stanford Certified Project Manager. He has managed over $1B in federal grants.

The Executive Vice President for Administration portfolio consists of the following:

Strategic Initiatives

The initiatives of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration align with Michigan State University’s priorities and are directly linked to the strategic plan’s pillars of Staff and Faculty Success & Stewardship and Sustainability.

Headshot of Thomas Glasmacher. Thomas has short hair, light skin tone, and a dark grey suit with a dark green-blue tie.