Office of the President. Lou Anna K. Simon Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Simon, Lou Anna Kimsey
Lou Anna K. Simon papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Lou Anna Simon has a long history at Michigan State University, spanning over three decades. She started at MSU in 1970 as a graduate student, earning her doctorate in 1974. She then became a member of the MSU faculty and assistant director of the Office of Institutional Research.

Simon has served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs since 1993. Simon ran the university in 2003 as interim president while current president McPherson was helping to rebuild Iraq's economy. In January 2005 she became the first female pesident in the university's history.

Simon earned her Ph.D. in administration and higher education from MSU in 1974. In addition Simon also holds a master's degree in student personnel and counseling (1970), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics (1969), both from Indiana State University.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains a brochure describing Simon's strategic positioning initiative for the university. Also included are electronic resources includes correspondence in the form of e-mail memos and a video of President Simon at Michigan AgExpo 2009.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 2011

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

 Added electronic resource. CW August 2014

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Brochures
  • Electronic mail messages
  • Videorecordings


  • Education, Higher

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

“Boldness by Design” 2005 

FD 1

Electronic Resources 


Lou Anna K. Simon Rides Tractor at AgExpo 2009 


Deans, Directors, and Chairs Memos 2008-2014 


2008-2013 2008-2013 


2014 2014 


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