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Matthew E. McLogan

Matthew E. McLogan is Vice President for University Relations. He has executive responsibility for state and federal government relations, public and media relations, publications, institutional marketing and advertising, and the university's radio and television stations. He is a member of the President's Cabinet and the Budget Committee. He is also the Secretary of the Board of Trustees which is the corporate secretary of the university, the chief record-keeper for the Board of Trustees, and who performs ministerial duties for the management and execution of Board meetings, actions, and activities. 

Prior to joining GVSU in September, 1987, McLogan spent six years as Public Service Commissioner for the State of Michigan. The PSC regulates the state's investor-owned electric, gas, telephone and water utilities. At the time of his appointment to the PSC in 1981, McLogan was a journalist and news executive at WOOD-TV Grand Rapids, which he had joined in 1972.

McLogan was an adjunct faculty member at Grand Rapids Community College (1975-81), where he taught political science; he has also been an adjunct instructor in the GVSU School of Public Administration and in the department of political science. He was a faculty member of the annual Regulatory Studies Program at Michigan State University, 1983-87.

McLogan has served on a number of governmental boards and commissions. In 1991 he was appointed by the federal judges for the Western District of Michigan to the court’s Civil Justice Advisory Committee. In 1992 he was appointed by the Governor to the Utility Consumer Participation Board, a consumer protection activity of state government; he became chairman in 1993 and served in that capacity until 2002. In 1996 he was appointed by the Governor to a four-year term on the State Officers Compensation Commission, the statutory body which sets salary levels for Michigan’s elected state officials; he was chairman from 1998 to 2000. In 2002 the Governor appointed him to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Broadband Development Authority, on which he served through 2007. Most recently, Governor Snyder appointed him to the Mackinac Bridge Authority for a six-year term expiring June 30, 2020.

McLogan has served on the Boards of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Public Education Fund, Frederik Meijer Gardens, and Opera Grand Rapids.

McLogan holds BA and MA degrees from Western Michigan University. A Michigan native, he was born in Flint and is married to Jane L. Brierley; they are the parents of three children: Katherine, Molly and Timothy.

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