List of Michigan State University People

Michigan State University alumni number around 460,000 worldwide. Famous Spartans include NBA stars Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Steve Smith, MLB stars Kirk Gibson, Steve Garvey, Robin Roberts, NFL stars Brad Van Pelt, Bubba Smith, Herb Adderley and Joe DeLamielleure, actors James Caan and Robert Urich, Evil Dead trilogy director Sam Raimi, former Michigan governors James Blanchard, Fred M. Warner, and John Engler, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, former U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham, billionaires Eli Broad, Drayton McLane, Jr., Harley Hotchkiss, Thomas H. Bailey, Tom Gores and Dan Gilbert.

Michigan State's faculty and academic staff numbers around 4,500 researchers. Throughout the years, notable researchers have included William J. Beal, who developed hybrid corn, psychologist Erich Fromm, G. Malcolm Trout, who invented the process for the homogenization of milk, and Barnett Rosenberg, the discoverer of cancer fighting drug cisplatin.

In addition to faculty, Michigan State has around 6,000 members of its administration and non-academic staff. This includes the university's As of 2007, the Board is made up of three Republicans and five Democrats, and has a 4:4 gender balance. Other notable staff members include athletic director Mark Hollis, men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, ice hockey coach Tom Anastos, and football coach Mark Dantonio.

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Notable alumni:

Academia: Education • Medicine • Science • Social science
Arts & media: Cinema • Journalism • Literature • Music • Television & radio• Visual arts
Business: Consumer goods • Finance • Industry
Politics & government: Activism • Diplomacy • Law • Public office
Sports & athletics: Baseball • Basketball • Football • Ice hockey • Running • Soccer • Olympians • MMA

Faculty & administration:

Notable faculty: Arts & humanities • Science • Social science
Current administration: Board of Trustees • Head coaches
Former administration: Former presidents

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