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Cara Ballinger

Cara  Ballinger
  • Executive Assistant to the Dean and the Director of Development
  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Holmes Hall, W-185
  • 919 E. Shaw Lane
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • (517) 432-6125


Cara has worked at MSU since 2015, holding several administrative positions. In her current role as executive assistant, she supports the Lyman Briggs College dean and the Director of Advancement. Cara is responsible for the Dean's calendaring, scheduling, travel logistics, email/mail screening, and support with faculty annual review. She is also responsible for commencement prep, community events/meeting prep, and many administrative tasks. Cara is a member of the Dean's Leadership team and supports the College Advisory Council as well.


B.A., Business Administration, Baker College