LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A member of the Lansing Board of Education, Kurt Richardson, resigned from his post on Friday, leaving a vacancy.

Michigan law requires a board of education to fill a vacancy within 30 days. Applicants are asked to file a letter of interest and application by Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.

The Board will interview candidates for the position on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. The body will deliberate its choice on Sept. 21. The new board member is expected to take the oath of office and begin serving on Sept. 29.

Richardson accepted a position with Michigan State University Football in August, as director of player engagement. A press release from the district says Richardson’s resignation was “for a new job opportunity.”

Richardson finished third in a six-person race for three, six-year terms on the Board of Education last November. Applications will be submitted to board president Rachel Willis by Google Form or by email to and more information is available to anyone who is interested by arrangement via telephone by calling the school district at 517-755-1010.