Area Representatives

The Administrative-Professional Association facilities a network of Area Representatives. ARs are considered an initial point of contact for members seeking guidance in understanding and applying the contract to their work environment.  Other duties of ARs include distributing Association materials upon request of the Executive Board and keeping the Association Chairperson and Executive Board informed of important developments on campus.

A map of the areas of representation may be found here: Area Map

If you are facing immediate issues regarding discipline, layoff, or termination, please call the APA Office directly: (517) 353-4898

Area A: Northwest Campus
Shawn Mahorney College of Music (517) 355-4583
Alison Virag McCann IT Services (517) 884-3037
Area B: Northeast Campus
Kay Barber Food Security (517) 432-0848
Sue Brandt RHS-Auxiliarly Svcs (517) 355-9306
Area C: Southwest Campus
David Graff Infrastructure, Plan & Facil (517) 432-0242
Cindy Helms Outreach & Engagement (517) 353-8977
Erin West Animal Science (517) 353-8777
Area D: Southeast Campus
Michael Braem Human Medicine (517) 353-7813
Pat Sutherland Entomology (517) 353-8645
Area E: South & Other Campuses

MSU Administrative Professional Association Area Representative Liaisons:

Maurice Koffman

Nicholas Bourland

Melissa Sortman

For more information on the Area Representative program, please contact Nick Bourland at

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