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Office of Academic Governance


Owen Hall 
735 E Shaw Ln, Room W32
East Lansing, MI 48825 


(517) 355-2337

Secretary for Academic Governance


Deputy Secretary for Academic Governance

Heidi Pineda


Assistant to the Secretary of Academic Governance

Orville Cayaditto

Orville earned his bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Ethnic Studies from the University of Utah, followed by a master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration at Michigan State University. Now, he is excited to be starting his first year as a doctoral student in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education PhD Program. 

With experience supporting and advocating for students from marginalized communities, Orville has served as a Multicultural Student Success Coordinator at the community college level and as a College Admissions Coach for the American Indian College Fund.

Orville aims to keep growing professionally and learn within various higher education contexts. He aspires to continue serving first-generation and underrepresented students and hopes to take on leadership roles as he continues his career as a scholar-practitioner.


Professional Aide in the Department of Academic Governance

Jack Rockwood

Jack Rockwood (he/him) has been the Professional Aide in the Department of Academic Governance since September 19, 2023.
Rockwood is a Bachelor's Candidate for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and will be graduating with a degree in Games and Interactive Media in April 2026. He is an out-of-state student from Rogers, Arkansas.
He enrolled in MSU in 2022 and is currently in his Junior year. He is heavily involved in the Michigan State Melee Club with collaboration with the E-Sports Club Association (ECA). Prior to this role, he has worked on the staff of the Amazeum Children’s Museum, developing and facilitating STEM-based activities for local children. He has also worked on the University of Arkansas Soybean Crossing Lab.