Nakia Barr

Secretary to the Board of Trustees

  • 450 Administration Building
  • Michigan State University
  • East Lansing, MI 48824-1046

Nakia White Barr is Secretary to the MSU Board of Trustees. Barr joined the MSU Office of General Counsel in 2014, where she focuses on commercial transactions, governance, and government relations. She also is an adjunct professor in the MSU College of Law, teaching contract drafting. As Secretary of the Board, Barr’s duties include administrative responsibilities for board meetings, university ordinances, policies, and courtesies. Prior to joining MSU, Barr worked as a real estate attorney in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. She also was a municipal attorney in New Jersey, including serving as Chief Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Trenton.

Barr is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and Harvard Law School.