The Office of State Outreach within the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations provides a direct line of communication between the University of Michigan (U-M) and Michigan communities. The goal is to increase awareness of U-M resources for research and service of benefit to those communities.

To accomplish this goal we regularly travel the state to establish and maintain personal contact with community and local government leaders. In addition to bringing the resources of the University to communities throughout the state, State Outreach also assists in arranging community visits to campus.

In addition, State Outreach maintains two databases containing lists of outreach projects and services available to the public; the Michigan Outreach Directory and the Community Guide.

State Issues Conferences

The State Outreach Office, in collaboration with U-M schools and colleges and various community or state organizations, organize one-day conferences on issues impacting the state and its citizens. Presenters include both community practitioners and U-M faculty. Call for more information.

If you would like additional information regarding the Michigan Road Scholar Tour please contact Dana Sitzler at (734) 763-5554 or