Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Selected

Following a national search, Christina K. Brogdon has been selected as MSU’s first vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer.

Brogdon will start her new role on June 1, replacing Richard Fanning, who has been leading the MSU Human Resources organization on an interim basis. She brings more than 15 years of higher education human resources experience, including a decade as chief human resources officer.

“There’s a lot of great work, that’s of even greater importance, that lies ahead to ensure we will continue to attract, retain and develop the best people to help us reach our mission and deliver on our strategic objective,” said MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. “Christina’s expertise is an asset to the institution as we work to address the challenges that lie ahead to recruit and retain top-notch professionals.”

During the September 2021 Board of Trustees Meeting, President Stanley and Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Information Officer, Melissa Woo, Ph.D., brought forth the recommendation for the position, as well as a title change from associate vice president to vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer to reflect the strategic role Human Resources plays in contributing to the education of our students, which is made possible by all our employees.

"I am honored to join the Michigan State University community,” Brogdon said. “The opportunity to cultivate employee empowerment, excellence and success is exciting. President Stanley’s vision to create a best-in-class workplace and an environment where employees can thrive gives me energy and enthusiasm to get started.” Read more

Search Timeline:

  • August-September — Selection of search committee, search firm, launch search
  • September-October — Stakeholder meetings, finalize position description
  • November-January — Advertise position, recruit candidates
  • January-March — Candidate evaluation and selection

Position Profile (pdf)