Nassar Survivor Plots Potential MSU Board Of Trustees Run

Apr 27, 2018

A woman who says Michigan State University ignored her sexual assault complaints is considering a run for the school’s board of trustees.


Amanda Thomashow says a survivor of abuse by Larry Nassar. He’s the former MSU doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years. Thomashow is a former gymnast who reported Nassar to school officials, but her complaint was swept under the rug.

Thomashow says she’ll likely decide within a couple weeks.

“I’ve always loved that school and I’m a little disappointed in them right now,” she says. “But I don’t think that that means they don’t have a chance to be better. And if I can be part of that positive change I definitely would like to.”

Thomashow attended a day at the state Capitol to call attention to sexual assault and abuse.

For months there have been calls for the entire MSU Board of Trustees to step down.

Thomashow says if she runs, it will be as a Democrat. Michigan Democrats will choose nominees for two vacancies on the board at a state party convention in August.