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Michigan State University announced its new president on Tuesday. And some groups continued to express criticism of the process that led to the appointment of Dr. Samuel Stanley, Jr.


Samuel Stanley, Dianne Byrum
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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.

Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D.
Michigan State University

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.


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Amanda Barberena

Trustees at Michigan State University are holding a special meeting next week amid a search for a new president.


Acting President Satish Udpa presides over his first MSU Board of Trustees meeting. He began with an apology to survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse.
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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.


Trustee Dianne Byrum announced Wednesday that Brianna Scott would be taking Joel Ferguson's place on the Presidential Search Committee.
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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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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.