Melanie Foster

Nancy Schlichting, second from left,  stands behind MSU Trustee Melanie Foster.  She served under a year of the remainder of George Perles' term before resigning, citing trustees unwillingness to waive privilege and conduct an independent investigation.
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Nancy Schlichting has resigned from the Michigan State University Board of Trustees after serving under a year of the remaining four years of George Perles’ term. She sent a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer over the weekend resigning from her post citing the board's unwillingness to conduct an independent investigation of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. 


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Having a closed presidential search like the one Michigan State University is using is part of a growing trend, according to a journalist who reports on college presidents.


Michigan State University outdoor sign
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Do not expect town halls or open interviews with the candidates for Michigan State University's next president. A memo issued Wednesday said the process will be kept private. At least one campus group urging transparency after the Larry Nassar scandal criticized that decision.