Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
446 West Circle Drive
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, Room 319
East Lansing, MI 48824
Staff Advisory Committee
Assistant Vice Chairperson, External Relations Representative
Kathryn Reed is the director of donor relations and stewardship for CANR. Previously, Kathryn served as director of alumni relations and special events for the CANR, a position she has held from 2003- 2018.
Kathryn has more than 20 years of experience managing special events, volunteer boards and member programs. Prior to coming to MSU, she coordinated alumni programming for a law college, assisted an association with its annual trade show, managed volunteer and member programs at a children’s science museum and coordinated sales campaigns for an outdoor concert festival that hosted national acts such as the Steve Miller Band, Rosemary Clooney, Sheryl Crow, Dolly Parton, the Goo Goo Dolls and Little Richard.
She founded the Grandparents University Program at MSU and co-chaired the event for eight years. In 2016 she unveiled the CANR Farm Lane Society, which re-engages retired alumni association board members and college award recipients.
Kathryn lives on her family’s sesquicentennial farm with her husband, Steve and their three children (her children are the seventh generation to live on the farm). She received her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree from MSU.