Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named Tuesday as the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history.
Michigan State University's Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D. the 21st president of MSU during a special meeting on Tuesday morning. His term begins August 1, 2019.
Samuel Stanley Jr. addresses the MSU community after being elected president at Tuesday's board of trustees meeting.
Friday the Michigan State University Board of Trustees met for the first time since Interim President and former Governor, John Engler was ousted in early January. Acting President Satish Udpa began his first official MSU board meeting with an apology.
Listen to part of Acting President Udpa's opening statement at the February Board of Trustees meeting.
It's been a tumultuous month for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. Three new trustees joined, the university president was ousted, an acting president pointed and now Trustee Brianna Scott will take Trustee Joel Ferguson’s spot on the school's Presidential Search Committee.
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