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Office of Community Services

Office of Community Services

The Office of Community Services (OCS) is currently housed under the Professor and Founding Dean of the School of Social Work, Dr. Anna McPhatter in her role as Special Assistant to the President for Community Partnerships. Dr. Annette Woodroffeis the Director. The most recent Director for many years was Deanna C. Ikhinmwin.

Current Programs are a College Discovery/ Next Generation Scholars Program (Cohort Closed-ended cohort program. Campus Pals (MSU tours) and the annual Kwanzaa (an African cultural celebration) all of which are described below.

OCS is gearing up to establish a representative group within the university and the local community to develop a strategic plan on community partnerships for the university, along with completing a capacity assessment of the university to implement these plans effectively. Included will be schools, departments, centers, institutes, student associations and other associations, sororities, fraternities, leagues, clubs, faith, campus groups etc.


OCS is currently is completely restructuring and is working on updating its website. Thank you for your patience.