Meet the Team
Office of Admissions
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm. 300
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
Carrie R. Feeheley, Assistant Dean for Admissions & International Programs (she/her/hers)
Dean Feeheley works closely with prospective and admitted students throughout the law school application process and leads the Office of Admissions team. Dean Feeheley is an alumna of Michigan State University College of Law and Kalamazoo College, where she studied political science and government. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, with interests in international law, mediation, and gender law, and she is a certified civil mediator. Prior to joining MSU Law, Dean Feeheley was the marketing director for a national dispute resolution company that specialized in providing mediation and arbitration services, and also served as a consultant for companies developing conflict resolution systems. While in law school, she also worked as a lobbyist and member services manager for real estate and energy trade associations in Michigan.
Mary Ann Ferguson Esq., Assistant Dean for Diversity and Equity Services Office (she/her/hers)
Dean Ferguson is the founder of MSU College of Law’s Diversity and Equity Services Office. She was the first member of the Law College’s staff who identifies as a Black and African-American Woman to hold a decanal title. Within her multi-faceted roles, she seeks to ensure that MSU Law’s prospective, admitted and current community realizes the Law College’s multicultural, equity, diversity, inclusion and access mission. Further, she serves as MSU Law’s liaison to the broader MSU campus, academy and legal profession on the importance of increasing and sustaining diversity. With the unwavering goal of giving life to silenced voices, she is internationally known for her mantra “accepting identity, appreciating voice and achieving justice for all.” Dean Ferguson holds a bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University College of Law. She is a licensed attorney.
Ms. Kimberly Wilkes, Assistant Director of Admissions (she/her/hers)
Ms. Wilkes assists students during all phases of the application process. From partnering with pre-law advisors and undergraduate pre-law groups to meeting with both prospective and admitted students, and their guests, when they visit MSU Law, Ms. Wilkes works to ensure that all interested individuals have the information they need and desire regarding the MSU Law community. She serves as the MSU College of Social Science liaison for the Pre-Law Mentorship program and serves on the MSU Law Diversity Task Force. Ms. Wilkes has been a member of the MSU Law family since 2012, but a Spartan for much longer. She earned two bachelor’s degrees from MSU, is currently working on a master’s degree at MSU, and is a Certified Meeting Professional.
Ms. Theresa Allen, Admissions Application Coordinator (she/her/hers)
Ms. Allen coordinates and manages the processing of all J.D. applications for the Office of Admissions. She works closely with the Assistant Dean and members of the Admissions Committee to ensure that applications are reviewed in a timely manner. She also is responsible for the preparation of admission decision letters and reports. Ms. Allen has been a member of the Admissions staff since 2000.