Bess German, Ph.D.

bess german

Bess German, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean
468 E. Circle Drive
Eustace-Cole Hall, Room 105
East Lansing, MI, 48824
germanr@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 355-2326

Dr. Bess German (she/her/hers) has worked at the Honors College longer than most of our students have been alive, but is no less passionate about working with college students than she was 24 years ago! Her responsibilities include admissions; diversity, equity and inclusion; student affairs; and scholarships for incoming and newly admitted students. Bess also co-teaches a first-year seminar on social inequity with a community-engaged focus and advises several student groups. She is committed to an Honors College that is welcoming and inclusive to all of its members and those who aspire to membership, with interest in the success of all including first generation students, students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, and international students. Bess earned a psychology degree from Kalamazoo College, a master's degree in college student development from Bowling Green State University, and a doctorate in higher education from Michigan State University. In her spare time, Bess' hobbies include singing, vegan/vegetarian cooking, dragon boating, hiking, camping, biking, and swimming. She looks forward to hearing about your interests. She welcomes you to schedule an appointment any time by contacting the Honors College or by using her Bookings calendar.