Communications


Statement regarding APIDA
Jan. 23, 2023

I join Spartans across our campus and beyond in shock and grief over the recent violence toward the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American and Asian communities in California and Indiana. Read more

Statement regarding appointment to MSU Board of Trustees
Dec. 27, 2022

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today appointed Sandra Pierce to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. Read more

Year-end thoughts and thanks
Dec. 21, 2022

Fall semester is behind us now, with more than 188,000 grades recorded and 5,000 Spartan graduates on their way to the next chapter in their lives. Graduation was a grand and celebratory event! Read more

Remarks to the MSU Board of Trustees
Dec. 16, 2022

I am honored to preside at the first Board of Trustees meeting since my appointment as interim president a month and a half ago. And I am pleased to say that the board and I are working in good faith and in good coordination on the top priorities laid out by our bylaws, customs and the university’s strategic plans. Read more

Honoring and celebrating our Spartan community
Dec. 8, 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, I want to pause and reflect on the past year and to honor and celebrate our Spartan community. Read more

Michigan's universities are a big key to tech-driven future
Crain's Detroit Business guest column
Dec. 7, 2022

The university is a key talent asset for the state, annually graduating thousands of students with cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills into the workforce. Read more

Response to Big Ten Conference review and sanctions
Nov. 28, 2022

Our institution does not excuse the concerning actions by some of our student-athletes. At the same time, we challenge ourselves collectively to be thoughtful in how we approach this situation so that further harm isn’t needlessly done. Read more

What MSU must get right about Title IX and where we need to go
Lansing State Journal guest column
Nov. 26, 2022

I remember, very clearly, the first time I experienced harassment because of my gender. It was not subtle. Harassment is a behavior we have been working to address in higher education and the workplace for generations. Read more

Statement following announcement of charges filed in UM post-game incident
Nov. 23, 2022

I do not condone inappropriate behavior by anyone on our campus or when representing MSU. And consequences are part of a learning environment, which were announced today. Read more

Thoughts for this season
Nov. 22, 2022

As I reflect on this time in the seasonal and semester calendar, and on the recent transition in university leadership, I am immeasurably thankful for everything you bring to our collective purpose of creating knowledge and opportunity ­and preparing individuals, families and communities to thrive in the dynamic world we all share. Read more

MSU Community Statement
Nov. 7, 2022

Together, we will persevere and meet our institutional mission in which every member of the MSU community is bound by our duty to improve the lives of others. Read more