Chuck Rivers joined MSU in October 2008 as an assistant to the vice president and was promoted to the position of director of community relations for Southeast Michigan. Rivers is primarily responsible for interactions with local political, philanthropic, and community leaders and for elevating MSU’s presence in Metro Detroit (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties). Prior to joining MSU, Rivers served as assistant to the vice president for human resources at Visteon Corporation. He also served as human resources salaried and hourly personnel manager for Ford Motor Company. He holds degrees in anthropology and history from Bishop State College in Mobile, Alabama, and psychology and sociology from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas, and a Master of Arts in higher education administration from MSU.