The Michigan State University Board of Trustees today accepted the resignation of Interim President John Engler, effective January 17, 2019.

The board also voted unanimously to appoint Satish Udpa, currently executive vice president for administrative services, as acting president. Udpa is now responsible for all duties associated with the Office of the President and will serve in the role until a permanent president is selected as part of the university’s ongoing search.  The following are open letters from Dean’s Council leadership following this decision.

Dean Andrea Amalfitano, College of Osteopathic Medicine – MSUCOM Update – January 18, 2019

Dean Norman J. Beauchamp, College of Human Medicine – A Message from Dean Beauchamp

Dean Rachel Croson, College of Social Science – Support for Acting President Udpa

Dean Prabu David, College of Communication Arts & Sciences – Dean’s Notes: Essentials of Healing

Dean Stephen L. Esquith, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Dean’s Message Following Resignation of Interim President Engler

Dean Robert Floden, College of Education – Message from the Dean (Jan. 17, 2019)

Dean Sanjay Gupta, Eli Broad College of Business – A Message from Dean Sanjay Gupta

Dean Ron Hendrick, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources – CANR Internal Message from the Dean – Jan. 17, 2019

Dean Christopher P. Long, College of Arts & Letters – Open Letter Regarding MSU Interim President Transition