From the Director


Effective October 31, 2021, I stepped down as director of the Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI). It has been my honor and great pleasure to have served JSRI and the peoples of Michigan and the Midwest over the past 14 years. The world has changed considerably since my family and I arrived at East Lansing. The move here was not fully appreciated by a tween and a young teenager who did not want to leave their friends in San Antonio. Since then, East Lansing and Lansing have become beloved cities for them. They are now productive young adults in the community. Sadly, we lost Lea, beloved spouse and mother, to cancer in 2014, but we have continued on, carrying her teachings with us as we pursue fulfilling lives.

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