Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Services
Allyn Shaw, Ph.D., is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Michigan State University. In this position, he assists with the overseeing of units working with transitions, leadership development and experiential learning. For the 2016-17 academic year, Shaw will be a CIC-ALP Fellow. In 2014, Shaw was awarded the Bronze Apple award from the student community. After serving nine years, as the Associate Director, Office of Faculty and Organizational Development and Director of Leadership Development Programs, Shaw transitioned to his Student Affairs position in 2014. He had worked in the Office of Faculty and Organizational Development since June 2004, coordinating the leadership and organizational development programs, including the LEAD (LEadership and ADministrator) Seminars, Workshops for Faculty Leaders, Faculty Emeriti Association, Executive Leadership Academy Seminars, and the CIC-ALP Fellows, among others. In 2013, Shaw was awarded the MSU Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award. Shaw has worked in several units at MSU, including the Office of Admissions and Scholarships; the Testing Center; the Eli Broad College of Business; the Office of Residence Life; and he has taught student leadership courses. He has also worked at the University of Richmond and the University of Tennessee. In 2002, Allyn earned his Ph.D. from the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education program in the College of Education at MSU. His dissertation title is The Effects of the Electoral Process on the Decision-making of the MS U Board of Trustees. Shaw earned M.A. degrees in Labor and Industrial Relations and in College and University Administration from MSU. As an undergrad at MSU, Shaw studied Communication and Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management, which included study abroad at the Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne in Switzerland and wine tasting in France. While in high school, he also studied in Caracas, Venezuela. In February 2014, Shaw, along with Deborah DeZure and Julie Rojewski, published “Cultivating the Next Generation of Academic Leaders” in Change Magazine. Shaw and the MSU research team of Deborah DeZure , Roger Baldwin were named recipients of the 2007 Robert Menge s Award for Outstanding Research in Faculty Development for their "Study of Mid-Career Faculty: Implications for Practice" by the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education. Also in 2007, Shaw and his colleagues in Academic Human Resources and Human Resources at MSU were recipients of the Best Practices Award by the Midwest College and University Professional Association for Human Resources for the MSU Executive Leadership Academy, an innovative leadership development program. In 2009, Shaw and his MSU colleagues Cindi Young and Deb DeZure won the 2009 POD Innovation Award for a Mid-Career Faculty Orientation, "From Associate Professor to Professor: Productive Decision-Making at Mid-Career. " In 2010, Shaw and DeZure were again finalists for the POD Innovation Award. Shaw has served as a volunteer for his national fraternity, the MSU Student Food Bank, the MSU National Alumni Association Advisory Council, the MSU College of Social Science Alumni Association, the Community Relations Coalition, and the MSU Museum.