About the College of Human Medicine Office of Advancement

The Office of Advancement promotes, accepts and maximizes private support for the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, and carefully stewards the assets entrusted to it by our alumni, friends and donors.
We are deeply grateful for the volunteer contributions and financial support provided by our loyal alumni. We need our alumni, staff, faculty and friends to step forward as full partners in supporting the next generation of excellence in medicine.

  Meet the Advancement Team 

Kate Lax, Associate Director of Development

Kate joined CHM in late fall of 2015. She most recently served as a gift planning officer for Spectrum Health Foundation and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. In 2010, Kate worked for Michigan State University College of Natural Science as an Assistant Director of Development. She started her development career at Stanford University and is honored to bring her experience to her alma mater. Kate is a proud Spartan graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University. You can reach Kate at 616-234-2615 or kate.lax@hc.msu.edu.

Cynthia Vincent, Executive Secretary

Cynthia Vincent is the Advancement team’s executive secretary. With more than 30 years of experience, she keeps the department running smoothly. Cynthia is a natural at handling multiple priorities and working with donors who want to support the College of Human Medicine. Please contact her with any of your needs at 616-234-2785 or by email at Cynthia.Vincent@hc.msu.edu.