Engler: "I'm looking forward to testify before Congress"

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Michigan State University Interim President John Engler is set to head to Washington to testify before Congress.

Engler says he's looking forward to testifying in front of the Senate subcommittee. He says this is taking a step in the right direction for the university to discuss what changes need to be made.

Engler says himself, along with as many as six others, will appear before the subcommittee on July 24th. He says all of the people who are testifying were not involved with the university until after Larry Nassar left campus.

The hearing is called “Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward with Solutions” and was prompted by the Nassar scandal.

“It'll be more focused on some of the solutions, in other words, what are the things that have been done, whether it was Larry Nassar or the Olympic officials,” said Engler. “The abuse could never happen again, that there's safety for medical procedures, that there's accountability for medical providers, that there's appropriate record keeping, that kind of stuff. So I think we've got a great story to tell so I’m exciting about going.”

Engler also noted that he hopes to discuss the treatment of minors in medical procedures on campus and the protocol for making sure these procedures are carried out correctly.

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