MSU Board of Trustees

portrait: Samuel L. Stanley Jr.
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The MSU Board of Trustees will conduct their first virtual meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began today. An April meeting was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

George Perles
Michigan State University

George Perles, who played and coached football at Michigan State University and later served MSU as a Trustee, died on Tuesday.


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Renee Knake was appointed to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees by Governor Whitmer in December 2019 to complete the term vacated by Nancy Schlichting. Knake currently serves as a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and as the Joanne and Larry Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics


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Two weeks ago, legal ethics professor Renee Knake was appointed to fill a vacancy on the MSU Board of Trustees by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Knake replaced Nancy Schlichting, who had resigned over what she saw as the failure of the board to advance the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal investigation.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with the new Trustee about her perspective on MSU’s handling of the Nassar case.


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The newest Michigan State University trustee says she will personally review documents that have been withheld from investigators probing the Larry  Nassar scandal.


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has filled a vacancy on the MSU Board of Trustees.


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A judge on Monday ordered former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon to stand trial on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of a sexual misconduct complaint against now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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The president of Michigan State University says several racially-charged incidents have produced what he calls “a very difficult week.”


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Victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar are urging Michigan State University's new president to revive an investigation of how the school handled sexual assault complaints against the imprisoned sports doctor, after trustees decided to drop the plan.

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One day after Michigan State University was slapped with a historic $4.5 million dollar fine by the US Department of Education, the MSU trustees announced they would put an external investigation on hold.


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