EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A group of deans at MSU also took a stand asking for Interim President Engler’s removal from his post.
The MSU Dean’s Council is ready for a new leader at MSU and sent a letter to the trustees today.
The letter had 23 signatures on it, saying it does not support Engler’s continued leadership of the university.
The letter says in part that Engler’s comments about Larry Nassar survivors enjoying the spotlight are hurtful and harm the people it is the university’s responsibility to protect.
Ronald Hendrick, the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, says that’s why they’re addressing the board.
“It seems to be an appropriate and really necessary time for us to engage with the board and be very clear as a body, a unified body in which we try to act about our feelings about the President’s comments, and about his leadership and our lack of confidence in that leadership,” said Hendrick.
The Dean’s Council sent a similar letter to the Board of Trustees at this time last year, saying university leadership needs to protect a culture that is transparent, open, trusting, and safe, and it hopes by Engler’s potential removal the university will work to do just that.