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Arnold Weinfeld, Community and Economic Development Leader, Named Associate IPPSR Director

August 22, 2017

A statewide community and economic development leader with a career spanning the Michigan Legislature, statewide association work and the nonprofit arena was named Wednesday as associate director...

IPPSR Taps Susy Avery as New MPLP Co-Director

August 16, 2017

Susy Heintz Avery, a veteran of political campaigns and public administration, is new co-director of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, Michigan State University’s training program for up-...

Grand River in Grand Rapids

We're on the Road to Engage Grand Rapids! Join us!

July 24, 2017

Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program is taking its message of leadership and empowerment – “Engage Grand Rapids” – to the city on the Grand River this September.


Downtown Battle Creek

MPLP Is On the Road to "Engage Battle Creek"

July 14, 2017

Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program is taking its message of leadership and empowerment – “Engage Battle Creek” – to the world’s cereal capital and its surrounding...

Co-Director Anne Mervenne to Retire from MPLP as 2017 Session Ends

May 18, 2017

Anne Mervenne, an Engler administration executive whose passion has enriched the futures of scores of rising Michigan leaders, is stepping down as co-director from the Michigan State University...

Rosenthal Winner Graduates, Lands a Job Too

May 10, 2017

A new political science graduate from Central Michigan University is winner of the 2017 Michigan State University’s Daniel Rosenthal Legislative Intern Award.

Daniel Cavins, who hails from...

MPLP Fellows in Detroit

MPLP Opens Drive for Diverse Applicants for Leadership-Enhancing Program

May 10, 2017

During the 2016 presidential election year, 24 Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellows toured Detroit by bus and on foot, played leader roles in a strategy simulation then filmed their own...

Bill Kristol, Zoe Clark and Ron Fournier

First 100 Days Reviews Are In: "Lively Discussion"

May 04, 2017

Every new president seeks to make his mark on the country...

Michigan Political Insiders Didn't Expect Trump Win

April 12, 2017

Like many political observers, Michigan’s policy insiders – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – expected candidate Hillary Clinton to win the White House, a new survey of the state’s...

Students Vie for Top State Capital Intern

April 10, 2017

Students from across Michigan who have set their sights on careers in politics, international relations and public administration are nominees for the Daniel Rosenthal Legislative Intern Award....

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