MSU Board of Trustees

MSU Trustees Dianne Byrum (L) and Melanie Foster will be leading the search for the next university president.
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Michigan State University has hired a woman and minority-owned firm to lead the search for a new president. Storbeck/Pimental and Associates has helped presidential searches at schools like Wayne State in Detroit, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Florida State, the University of Pittsburgh, and Oklahoma.

George Perles
George Perles, seen in a photo from 1985

Thursday is the day we give into the big political news of the week, and this week revealed yet another development in the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. A lawsuit was filed on Monday by former field MSU hockey player, Erika Davis. WKAR’s Emily Fox and Scott Pohl discuss the suit.


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There were no disruptions by ReclaimMSU members at today’s MSU Board of Trustees meeting, but there was displeasure voiced over the makeup of the school’s presidential search committee.


Democrats Choose Two MSU Board of Trustees Nominees

Aug 26, 2018
Brianna Scott, Kelly Tebay
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A woman who says she’s a survivor of a sexual assault that happened while she was a student at Michigan State University and a former prosecutor who became pregnant while studying at MSU are the two Democratic nominees for the MSU Board of Trustees.


Mike Miller, Dave Dutch, Brianna Scott, Kelly Tebay
Campaign websites & Facebook pages

On Saturday, the GOP and Democratic Michigan conventions nominated candidates for three university boards and the State Board of Education. 

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Nakia White Barr has been named acting secretary of the MSU Board of Trustees. According to a press release, Barr has worked in the MSU Office of General Counsel since 2014 and is also an adjunct professor teaching contract drafting in the MSU College of Law. Before that, she did real estate legal work in places like Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Kelly Tebay
Laura Michels / WKAR-MSU

More than a dozen people are vying for two open Michigan State University Board of Trustees candidates spots. On Tuesday, the APA, MSU’s union for administration professionals held a "meet-and-greet" to give members the opportunity to learn about the candidates. 


Zachary Swiecicki

Michigan State Board of Trutees; Bill Beekman; John Engler; IMPACT 89FM; Zachary Swiecicki; Pittsburgh Steelers; Le'Veon Bell

Bill Beekman
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Michigan State University has formally approved Bill Beekman as its new athletic director. 

 


Current Sports | June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018
Adam Silver
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2018 NBA Draft; Miles Bridges; Jaren Jackson, Jr.; Detroit Pistons; Scott Pohl; MSU Trustees Meeting; 2018 NHL Draft; Detroit Red Wings

Scott Pohl / WKAR

Meeting to begin at 8am in the Hannah Administration Building. WKAR's Scott Pohl (@scottpohlwkar on Twitter) and Capitol Correspondant Cheyna Roth (@Cheyna_R) are on site, and will be providing updates. For real-time updates, follow Scott, Cheyna and WKAR News (@WKARnews) on Twitter.

Brian Mosallam photo
WKAR File Photo

A member of Michigan State University's governing body released a series of proposals Tuesday he says are aimed at changing the institution's culture in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

Michigan State University outdoor sign
File photo / WKAR-MSU

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


Rachel Fradette
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Students at Michigan State University are once again ramping up calls for its Board of Trustees to step down. The student newspaper is taking the leaders to task for how they’re handling the aftermath of the Larry Nassar abuse scandal.  


Current Sports | April 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018
John Engler photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Moritz Wagner; 2018 NBA Draft; Michigan State University; MSU Board of Trustees; John Engler; NBA Playoffs

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