MSU Trustees Expect To Name Satish Udpa As Acting President

Jan 17, 2019

The MSU Board of Trustees will meet this hour to discuss the resignation of Interim President John Engler. Yesterday, Engler was told by the board’s chair, Dianne Byrum, that if he chose not to resign, the board would meet today to dismiss him.

Satish Udpa is expected to be named as MSU's new Acting President. Udpa is vice president of administrative services at MSU. He previously was Dean of the MSU College of Engineering.


According to Engler’s 11-page letter of resignation, his last day as interim president will be next Wednesday, January 23rd. As the board gathers today, one question will be if Trustees will accept that date or move to fire Engler and put Udpa in place before that.

WKAR’s Abigail Censky and capital correspondent Cheyna Roth are covering the board meeting. Stay with WKAR for coverage as the day progresses.