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Kent Workman
Kent Workman
Director of Alumni Relations

Department: Staff
Address: W-187 Holmes
Phone: (517) 432-6138

Pronouns: he/him/his 

Background: Kent has spent most of the last 47 years in higher education, as either a student, Hall Director, teacher, advisor, or administrator of one kind or another.  Kent has worked at Blackburn College, Tusculum College, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, University of Wisconsin at Rover Falls, Loyola College of Maryland, Allegheny College before coming to Michigan State University in the Fall of 1986.  Kent joined Lyman Briggs College in 2004.


Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Doctoral level classes

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois

M.S. Ed, Higher Education and College Student Affairs

Tusculum College, Tusculum, Tennessee

B.A. Special Education and Elementary Education

University de las Americas, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico

Semester Abroad

Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois

B.A. History and Secondary Education


Teaching Experience:


Michigan State University

LB 493: Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation in Nicaragua with Dr. Jerry Urquhart

LB 492: Senior Seminar, Diversity and Science with Dr. Alice Dreger


ANR 410: Integrated Learning Transitions in Bailey Scholars Program

ANR 310: Integrated Learning Seminar 1

ANR 210: Pathways to Integrated Learning


EAD 315: Student Leadership Training


Building Your Ideal Community: Grandparent University


Leadershape:  Michigan State University



Loyola College, Maryland

History of Higher Education; January Term Class

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Psychology; Resident Assistant Training Class

MSU Advising:

SAC: Briggs Student Advisory Council

BMA: Briggs Multicultural Association

SPPC: Spartan Pre-Professional Club

Mortar Board, Michigan State University

C.O.L.O.R.S. – Coalition of Leaders Opposing Racism, group facilitate a series of programs, including bringing Dr. Martin Luther King III to campus.

ONE: (ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than seven million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.)

Red Cross Club

McDonel Hall Association

R.A.s of Color Support Group

Habitat for Humanity

Alternative Spring Breaks

Bailey Scholars Service Committee

Holmes Hall Service Organization

East Campus Leaders Council


International Service Experience:

1999 – Maragondon, The Philippines:

2001 – Paju, South Korea:

2002 – Durban, South Africa:

2004 – Puebla, Mexico:

2005 - Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua:

2005 – Matamoros, Mexico:

2005 – Matamoros, Mexico:

2006 – Delegate to The World Council of Churches Assemble, Porto Alegre, Brazil:

2009 – Chiang Mai, Thailand:

2010 – Shooters Hill, Mandeville, Jamaica:

2012 – Shooters Hill, Mandeville, Jamaica:


Domestic Service Experiences:

MSU Hurricane Andrew Rebuilding Service Projects:

MSU Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Service Trips

MSU Alternative Spring (Spartan) Breaks:  

MSU College of Education Summer Program:

Habitat for Humanity International Building Programs:

Jimmy Carter Work Projects:

Global Institute of Lansing/Refugee Services:

Child Care Volunteer:

Brush Up Neighborhood Revitalization Project:

Crawford Area Young Chamber of Commerce Member:

Lansing Habitat for Humanity:

CROP Walk Lansing:




Distinguished Alumni Award, Blackburn College

Buick Volunteer Spirit Award, Michigan State University

Habitat for Humanity Chapter of the Year Award, Michigan State University

Presidential Award for Outstanding Service, Michigan State University

Points of Light Foundation Award

Allegheny College Outstanding Service Award

    2008 -Curricular Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award