Deanna East, Ed.D.

Deanna East

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Associate Director
MSU Extension


Dr. Deanna East is the Associate Director for Michigan State University Extension providing oversight of campus operations. She began her career with MSU Extension in 2003 as an Extension Educator focused on parenting education in Saginaw County. She served in various other positions throughout her career with MSU Extension including Supervisor of the nutrition education programs, County Extension Director in Saginaw County and District Director of MSU Extension’s District 9 providing oversight to offices in Bay, Midland, Genesee, Saginaw and Shiawassee counties. In 2015 she became the Associate Institute Director of the Health and Nutrition Institute. She earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Central Michigan University in 2019.