MSU Police and Public Safety hires Dana Whyte as Communications Manager

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The MSU Police and Public Safety is proud to welcome Dana Whyte as its new Communications Manager. 

Whyte is originally from Lincoln Park, Michigan. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Central Michigan University with her Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts and Journalism in May 2018. Before she graduated, she was hired as a reporter at WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan to share stories across Mid-Michigan. 

After spending nearly two years in the capital city, Whyte moved across I-96 to be a morning reporter for WOOD-TV8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She spent two years at the station covering historic events such as the coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the 2020 Presidential Election. 

“Diversity is important,” Whyte said. “Throughout my career in journalism, I’ve witnessed the power of representation in leadership roles and how it can truly make a difference when it comes to connecting with the community. I’m proud to serve in this role for the MSU Police and Public Safety and help work toward unity and healing within the Spartan community and beyond.” 

Whyte will play a key leadership role in operating the department’s website, social media, as well as internal and external communications. 

“We are excited for Dana to join our team and enhance our efforts to communicate and help tell our story,” said Inspector Chris Rozman, Public Information Officer for MSU Police and Public Safety. “Increasing communication and transparency is one of the many steps we are taking to build trust and ensure that our community is informed and involved in our efforts to ensure a safe campus.” 

If you would like to connect with Whyte, you can email her at WhyteD@police.msu.edu. 

You can follow the MSU Police and Public Safety’s social media pages by clicking the links below. 

Facebook: Michigan State University Police and Public Safety 

Twitter: @msupolice 

Instagram: @msupolice 

Youtube: MSU Police

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