A Michigan State University trustee says the board will seek to oust interim school President John Engler if he doesn’t resign amid criticism of his handling of the fallout around disgraced ex-sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar.
Brian Mosallam told The Associated Press Wednesday that if Engler “doesn’t resign, we are going to vote to remove him.”
Mosallam, a Democrat, also said he believes “the votes are there” to get rid of Engler. The board will hold a special meeting Thursday in East Lansing.
Even if the Board of Trustees does vote to remove Engler, sources tell 6 News that Engler’s contract says they have to give him 10 days notice. Any action to remove him Thursday would start the clock ticking.
The MSU Dean’s Council sent a letter to the Board of Trustees, saying “We do not support his continued leadership and request that the Board to take appropriate action.”
You can see the letter below:
Engler has been criticized for his comments about women sexually assaulted by Nassar.
The AP left messages Thursday seeking comment from Engler, who was hired last February after following the January 2018 resignation of president Lou Anna Simon.