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MSU names first VP of human resources

April 21, 2022
<p>The Hannah Administration on April 5, 2022. The building is located on 426 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing. </p>

The Hannah Administration on April 5, 2022. The building is located on 426 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing.

Photo by Audrey Richardson | The State News

Christina K. Brogdon will become the first vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer on June 1, replacing Richard Fanning as head of MSU Human Resources, according to a press release from the university. 

“I am honored to join the Michigan State University community,” Brogdon said in the release. “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.”

Brogdon’s appointment will be up for approval at the board of trustees meeting on April 22.  

Recommendations for the position and a title change from associate vice president to vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer were made during a Board of Trustees meeting last September. 

In her position, Brogdon will lead the university’s human capital agenda. This agenda includes talent, acquisition and retention, leadership and organizational development, compensation and classification, benefits and employee and labor relations for staff and executive management. 

“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,” President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said in the release. “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.”

In addition to leading MSU’s human capital agenda, Brogdon will help provide strategic direction and leadership of institution-wide human capital management. She will also serve as a proactive partner to the president’s cabinet on HR matters and work collaboratively across campus to integrate high-quality human resources services at MSU. 

Brogdon earned a master’s in business administration from Averett University and a bachelor of science in management from Virginia Tech. She has experience serving as the vice chancellor for human resources at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and chief human resources officer at West Georgia, Radford, and Bluefield State College. 

As vice chancellor, Brogdon developed and implemented transformative HR strategy for human capital management, employee engagement and leadership development in collaboration with N.C. A&T senior leaders.

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