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Bess German
Contact Information:
468 E. Circle Drive
Eustace-Cole Hall, Room 105
East Lansing, MI, 48824
(517) 355-2326

Bess German, Ph.D. (she/her)

Assistant Dean

Dr. Bess German (she/her/hers) has worked at the Honors College since 1997 and is passionate about working with college students. 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 welcomes you to schedule an appointment any time by contacting the Honors College or by using her Bookings calendar.

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