Trustee George Perles

  • 6153 W. Longview Drive
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • (517) 525-3794

George Perles was elected to the Board of Trustees at MSU, his alma mater, in 2007 and again in 2014. An Army veteran, Perles received his bachelor’s degree in 1960 and a master’s degree in educational administration in 1961. Perles returned to MSU as head football coach in 1982. His career as a football coach was highlighted by four Super Bowl victories, two Big Ten titles, and a Rose Bowl victory. From 1990-92, he served as director of athletics at MSU. Cited often for his entrepreneurial leadership in public service activities, he is especially known for his long-time association with the Special Olympics. Perles is currently the chief executive officer of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.