Welcoming Dr. Stanley

It is my sincere pleasure to welcome Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., to Michigan State University as our 21st president. I look forward to working with him throughout the transition and after I return to my position as executive vice president for administration Aug. 1.

I accepted the role of acting president on Jan. 17, and it has been an honor to serve MSU until a new permanent president arrives on campus. With the Board of Trustees’ appointment of Dr. Stanley, I have ample reason for optimism and confidence that the university will be led by an experienced, forward-looking and caring individual.