In Support of Our Communities - March 19, 2021

The most recent acts of murder targeting on Asian women in Atlanta, Georgia, create fear, anger and frustration to many people. President Stanley, Provost Woodruff, Vice President Bennett, Diversity Research Network Director Johnson, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDA)/Asian Faculty Staff and Administrators (AFSA), APIDA students and many others have shared their concerns and urged everyone to collectively fight against racism and discrimination in all its forms.

As the School of Planning, Design and Construction is home for many students, staff and faculty from everywhere with diverse backgrounds, I urge you to think of any who may be affected and reach out to them.

We must assure to each other that we are here to support each other. If you have concerns/suggestions, or need to talk to someone, please reach out to me, your mentor, your program director, or anyone listed below.

SPDC School Advisory Committee

  • Jon Burley – Chair
  • Peilei Fan
  • Trish Machemer
  • Linda Nubani
  • Dong Zhao

Student Services

  • Hannah Broadhead
  • Jennifer Knowles
  • Jill Selke

SPDC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

  • Rene Rosenbaum - Chairperson
  • Noah Durst – Co-Chairperson
  • Mary Beth Graebert – Co-Chairperson
  • Barbara Andersen
  • Hannah Broadhead
  • George H. Berghorn
  • Trish Machemer
  • Tongbin Teresa Qu
  • Laura Winter



Ming-Han Li
Professor and School Director

School of Planning, Design and Construction
Michigan State University