Stepheni L. Schlinker is the communications manager for the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at Michigan State University. She earned her B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University. 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; 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 currently resides in East Lansing, Michigan with her husband John, their dog, Beaumont.