Communications

Letter to the MSU campus community

Feb. 23, 2018
As I wrap up my third week as interim president of Michigan State, I want to give you an update on our activity. From the beginning, a primary goal has been to foster a safer campus environment based on principles of respect and accountability, while recognizing that among us are survivors of sexual abuse who have raised serious concerns about how they were treated, how our community responded, and what is being done to prevent future assaults. Read more

MSU health realignment announcement

Feb. 15, 2018
To better address issues of access, safety, transparency, cost and quality, we’re planning to improve the coordination and integration of care delivery and health resource utilization here at MSU. Read more

Letter to to the MSU campus community

Feb. 13, 2018
On this second day of my second week as interim president, I think it is important to address several matters many of you have raised with me. Everyone knows the Nassar case is an international story. As he begins serving his sentence in a federal prison in Arizona, we are all still struggling to comprehend the extent of the damage he inflicted on so many girls and young women, and on their families. Read more

Memorandum to all university employees 

Feb. 2, 2018
On my first day as interim president, I want to express what a privilege it is to be back on campus.  This is a great institution with outstanding faculty, staff and students. I am truly honored to serve in this role. Read more

Press conference statement

Jan. 31, 2018
The following statement is something I wish never had to be written. The gravity of the situation is so serious and with so many lives affected, I and Spartans across the nation are in disbelief that this has occurred at our university. But it has, and I stand here with a level of resolve to commit all of my energy toward finding solutions. Read more