Dianne Yvonne Byrum (born March 18, 1954) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Michigan currently a trustee for the Michigan State University. She resides in Onondaga Township in Ingham County. She is now a partner with Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, an East Lansing, Mich.-based public relations firm that she founded with Mark Fisk, the former Communications Director for the Michigan House Democratic Caucus.
Dianne Yvonne Byrum
|Trustee of the Michigan State University|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2009
|Preceded by||G. Scott Romney|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 67th District|
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2006
|Preceded by||Paul DeWeese|
|Succeeded by||Barb Byrum|
|Member of the Michigan Senate from the 25th District|
January 1, 1995 – December 31, 2002
|Preceded by||Joe Conroy|
|Succeeded by||Judson Gilbert II|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 68th District|
January 1, 1993 – December 31, 1994
|Preceded by||Shirley Johnson|
|Succeeded by||Lingg Brewer|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 58th District|
January 1, 1991 – December 31, 1992
|Preceded by||Debbie Stabenow|
|Succeeded by||Michael E. Nye|
|Born||March 18, 1954|
|Children||Barb Byrum, James Byrum|
|Residence||Onondaga Township, Michigan|
|Alma mater||Michigan State University|
|Occupation||Partner, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications|
|Website||Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications|
Dianne Byrum first served as an Ingham County Board of Commissioner in the early 1980s. In 1991, she was elected to the state legislature serving in the House of Representative and the Senate until 2006.
Byrum was first elected to the Michigan State University board of trustees in 2008. She was reelected as trustee in 2016. She was on the Board during the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal and was the second trustee calling for MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon to step down 5 days after a board statement of unanimous support for Simon.
|Republican||G. Scott Romney||1,793,777||22||-3|
|Democratic||Dianne Byrum (Incumbent)||25,709||54.8||10.6|
|Democratic||Dianne Byrum (Incumbent)||55,200||68.1||36.2|
- LSJ Voting Guide: Candidate Detail
- "Editorial: Byrum, Deary endorsed for MSU". Springfield News-Leader. USA Today Network. October 20, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- Lavey, Kathleen; Wolcott, RJ (November 9, 2016). "Dianne Byrum, Dan Kelly elected to MSU Board of Trustees". Lansing State Journal. USA Today Network. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- Mack, Julie (January 24, 2018). "Second Michigan State trustee says President Lou Anna K. Simon should resign". MLive.com. Retrieved February 8, 2018.