The Center for Statistical Training and Consulting is a research unit at Michigan State University. We provide statistical services to support strong research programs of MSU affiliated faculty, staff, and graduate students. CSTAT is a Center of Excellence for mentoring graduate students to become expert statistical consultants. To maintain this excellence, we must attract the best graduate students and staff to support research programs and offer training on new and existing methods to promote professional development. As traditional funding sources continue to decline, the need for private support is greater than ever.