Patricia Joly

MSS Project/Event Coordinator 

Office: C- 235 Holden Hall




Patty currently serves as the Project/Events Coordinator at MSU Migrant Student Services (MSS) where she organizes special events and coordinates MSS Director’s International Affairs. Patty is an advocate for higher education and likes to improve student access to and participation in international education. She is passionate for exposing and connecting diverse groups with international experiences. She is dedicated to identifying, understanding, and providing solutions to address barriers to international education for participants, institutions, and other study abroad professionals. Patty is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Science specializing in Community Development, focusing in Public Administration. In addition to her professional pursuits, Patty has been involved in the community, organizing events and volunteers for community and youth-serving organizations. Prior to her current position, Patty served as the Office Manager at MSS for 9 years. She is deeply committed to equalizing access to international education and increasing opportunities for underrepresented students to gain international credentials. Patty is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Patty enjoys spending time with her family, engages in activities involving  Mother Nature; a walk through the park, cooking outdoors, and lives by the “pay it forward” mentality.