President Stanley

Michigan State University outdoor sign
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Michigan State University president Samuel Stanley Jr. says the school is prepared to go fully remote if there’s an outbreak on campus. MSU was featured in a Thursday night NBC News special about how the Coronavirus will impact learning in America.


President Samuel Stanley Jr.
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Michigan State University closed its campus in the middle of its spring semester earlier this year due the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, there have been a lot of questions about when students could return and what classes will look like when that happens. 

Last week, MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr. announced campus would reopen in the fall.


portrait: Samuel L. Stanley Jr.
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Michigan State University will announce details this week about the upcoming search for a new provost.


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


MSU President Stanley in WKAR Radio Studio
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Classes begin this week at Michigan State University, just a few weeks after the arrival of MSU’s new president. Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr. talks with WKAR's Scott Pohl about a variety of subjects, including his observation of the Larry Nassar scandal from his previous job at Stony Brook University, why he wanted to come to East Lansing, big time college athletics, and more.


Samuel L. Stanley Jr, MD is Michigan State University's 21st president. MSU’s rich land grant heritage attracted President Stanley to MSU at this crucial time in its history.