© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

MSU Trustees To Meet Amidst Calls For Resignations

John Engler photo
Cheyna Roth
John Engler, MSU's Interim President

Interim MSU President John Engler will lead his first regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Friday.

As the Larry Nassar controversy continues to swirl over MSU’s oversight of the former sports doctor, with widespread calls for Trustees and President Engler to resign, the board will consider several personnel actions. They include the annual one-year rollover of Mark Dantonio’s contract to coach the football team, extending his contract until January of 2024.

Other actions include giving Clinical and Translational Sciences Director Andrea Amalfitano the additional title of Interim Dean of the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, with a change of salary to $325,000; making board secretary and Vice President Bill Beekman Interim Athletic Director, with a $400,000 salary; and the appointment of Carol Viventi to the new position of Vice President and Special Counsel to the President, with a salary of $250,000.

The meeting is at 9 a.m. in the Hannah Administration Building board room.

Related Content
News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.