Michigan State University

September 16, 2019 — Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., named former University of Virginia president and MSU alumna Teresa A. Sullivan as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs while the university embarks on a national search for a permanent candidate.

September 10, 2019 — Joseph Salem was named Dean of University Libraries by the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. Salem joined the MSU Libraries as director and university librarian in August of 2018.

September 5, 2019 — President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., has announced several actions today in response to the investigations concluded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and Clery Act Compliance Division.

August 19, 2019 — Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. has appointed two presidential advisers to support and drive the university’s efforts to address relationship violence and sexual misconduct issues.

May 28, 2019 — The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has selected Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., as its next university president at a special meeting today. 

January 17, 2019 — The Michigan State University Board of Trustees today accepted the resignation of Interim President John Engler, effective January 17, 2019. The following are open letters from Dean’s Council leadership following this decision.

January 17, 2019 — The Michigan State University Board of Trustees today accepted the resignation of Interim President John Engler, effective immediately. The board also voted unanimously to appoint Satish Udpa, currently executive vice president for…

January 16, 2019 — Dear Members of the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, The pattern of comments by Interim President Engler, including his most recent statement suggesting that some of the survivors of sexual abuse are “enjoying” the spotlight, further harms…

December 6, 2018 — Andrea Amalfitano has been recommended to serve as dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has served as the interim dean for the college since Feb. 16.

October 22, 2018 —A new position of dean of students and assistant provost for academic standards and student conduct is being created at Michigan State University. Pending Board of Trustees approval on Oct. 26, Philip Strong, current associate dean for students and instruction …

August 31, 2018 — Working to become a national model for quality and safety in health care is a top priority for Michigan State University. On August 31, the Board of Trustees took another step toward achieving this by approving the creation of a new multi-specialty group practice for…

August 31, 2018 — During its first meeting of the 2018-19 academic year, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved the creation of a new organization that encompasses MSU’s colleges of Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Nursing to be the multi-specialty…

August 31, 2018 — A recent editorial in Inside Higher Ed called on academia to “confront the power dynamics that can make academia a haven for predatory behavior and abuse.” It was jointly signed by eight deans at Michigan State University, a school rocked…

August 22, 2018 — In another step forward in the selection of a new Michigan State University president, the Board of Trustees has appointed 19 members to the presidential search committee. “Our commitment to the university community was to identify a search committee that is inclusive, diverse…

July 31, 2018 — Our deans at MSU have worked together in extraordinary ways over the last couple of years – efforts that have intensified in 2018. In addition to the regular ‘Deans Council’ meetings with Provost Youatt, this group has invested an enormous amount…

July 18, 2018 — Mark Largent, associate dean in the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, will be recommended as interim associate provost for undergraduate education and interim dean of undergraduate studies, succeeding…

July 11, 2018 — Even as Michigan State University struggles to respond to the worst crisis in our institutional history, there are signs that the powerful voices of more than 300 sexual abuse survivors, victims of former MSU physician Larry Nassar, are shifting the culture of higher education. Amplified by the global impact of…

June 21, 2018 — Birgit Puschner has been recommended to serve as the new dean of Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, her appointment will be effective October 1. Puschner is professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Biosciences…

June 21, 2018 — Phillip Duxbury, professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science, or NatSci, will be recommended as dean of the college. If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees on June 22, his appointment takes effect…

May 9, 2018 — Michele H. Jackson will be recommended as dean of Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College. If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, the appointment will be effective June 22. She will serve as dean designee beginning June 15. Jackson is currently the associate provost…

February 14, 2018 — Interim President John Engler announced a new structure for the university’s health colleges, clinical practice and student wellness programs, including two leadership appointments…

February 14, 2018 — In keeping with his promise to make health care at Michigan State University a national model for quality and safety, Interim President John Engler today announced a new structure for the university’s health colleges, clinical practice and student wellness programs, including…

January 22, 2018 — Andrea Amalfitano, director of Michigan State University’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, will be recommended for the position of interim dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, the appointment will…

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