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April 16, 2024

Apr. 16, 2024: Leadership transition note

Dear Spartan community:

I write with mixed emotions to share that Dr. Norman Beauchamp , MSU executive vice president for health sciences, will be leaving the university to take a new position as executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean at the School of Medicine at Georgetown University. While sad to see Dr. Beauchamp leave MSU, I am also happy for him as he feels strongly called to the mission at Georgetown as the nation’s largest and most prominent Catholic academic health center with a focus on caring for the most vulnerable among us. Located in our nation’s capital, there is a unique opportunity to hasten the pace of delivering compassionate health and health care locally, nationally and internationally.

As many of you are aware, Dr. Beauchamp loves MSU, his alma mater, and has made an indelible mark here since returning as dean of human medicine in 2016. He was promoted to EVP in the fall of 2019 and, since then, has provided visionary leadership and execution in expanding our medical footprint in the Flint and Grand Rapids communities. With his team, he led numerous collaborations across the three health colleges and MSU Health Care, always seeking ways to improve the lives of those around us by leveraging our greatest strengths. Most significantly, he spearheaded the university’s 30-year partnership with Henry Ford Health and has laid out a successful collaboration with our partners in Detroit for decades to come.

As those who know Dr. Beauchamp can readily attest, his overarching care for people and drive to make a difference in the world propels everything he does. His vision for health, hope and healing and his ability to inspire teams of supporters and talented Spartans to create high-impact solutions will leave a lasting legacy.

Even during some of our most challenging times, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Beauchamp co-led MSU’s response efforts and pulled together a collective from across campus to keep our community safe. Under his leadership, a key pillar of our MSU 2030 strategic plan — sustainable health — is now spearheading more than a dozen cross-campus projects, including the creation of 50 new career pathways to help meet the demand for providers and transform traditional health care education.

Dr. Beauchamp will remain with MSU through June 30. Spartans everywhere can be proud of the progress made across this critical area, and I will take the coming weeks to assess and determine a succession plan.


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Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology