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Dawn Pysarchik

Title: Ph.D., 1982, Michigan State University; M.S., 1973 Cornell University
Department: Communication Arts and Sciences
Phone: 517-355-2351
Email: pysarchi(at)

Dawn I. Pysarchik regularly works with academic and support units at MSU. As the oversight administrator of the internationally-recognized Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) in Hikone, Japan, she collaborates with the 15 public Michigan universities, the Presidents Council- State Universities of Michigan and partner universities in Japan. Dr. Pysarchik has a keen interest in the development and impact assessment of campus internationalization, and serves on a campus-wide committee to internationalize students' curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences at MSU. Dr. Pysarchik serves in leadership positions on the Michigan-Shiga (Japan) Sister-State and Sister-City Boards and assists a variety of organizations to expand their international community outreach.