Letters and memoranda

Letter to the community - April 30, 2019
As acting president, I look forward to my first opportunity to welcome Spartan graduates and their families at our May 3 ceremonies. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will speak at the advanced degree ceremony, and former Spartan quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings will deliver remarks at the undergraduate convocation. Read more

Letter to the community - March 29, 2019
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month across the country, and I want to make sure you are aware of some of the notable events happening on campus throughout the month. Read more

Letter to the campus community - March 18, 2019
Over the next few weeks, we will conduct the KNOW MORE @ MSU Survey, a study of the culture, perceptions and policies associated with sexual misconduct in the MSU community. Read more

Letter to the community - March 1, 2019
Maintaining our excellence is a top priority, even as we keep care for survivors of sexual assault and our own need for cultural change squarely in front of us. Read more

Letter to the community - Feb. 12, 2019
It was humbling to be appointed by our Board of Trustees last month to serve as acting president of Michigan State University. That my appointment came exactly 40 years after I first set foot in America made it especially moving to me and my family. That it stemmed from one of the most difficult periods in MSU’s history deeply saddened me. Read more

Letter to the community - Jan. 31, 2019
As record low temperatures and dangerous wind chills continue to grip the Midwest and prompt extraordinary measures here on campus, I want to give special recognition to the many dedicated Michigan State University employees who have remained on duty. Read more