Stepheni L. Schlinker, communications manager for the MSU Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, was recently appointed, by the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, to its Women’s Commission for a three-year term.
The Women’s Commission serves as advisors to the County Board regarding the impact of actions and policies of the county on women in Ingham County and researches and recommends better ways of meeting the needs of women through county resources. The Commission works with the Equal Opportunity Committee in recommending methods of overcoming discrimination against women in county employment and civil and political recognition of women's accomplishments and contributions to Ingham County.
“We congratulate Stepheni on this honor,” Sekhar Chivukula, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, said. “It shows her commitment to the greater community and bringing equity through advising local policies.”
Prior to joining MSU, Schlinker served in a variety of capacities in the communications/public relations field, including as media relations manager for Accident Fund Holdings, Inc.; communications director for AARP Michigan; public relations director for the Michigan Department of Human Services; public relations director for the Michigan Lottery; public affairs communications manager for the Michigan Association of Realtors; and communications specialist for the United Food & Commercial Workers Union – Local 951. She earned a B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University.