Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees has agreed to create a new fund to help victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar, months after a similar program was suspended over fraud allegations.
Trustees responded to critics and voted unanimously Wednesday to help victims with the cost of counseling and mental health services. Trustee Dianne Byrum says a dollar amount and other details will be established later.
The details of the new fund should be finalized by the next Board of Trustees meeting in February.
The previous $10 million fund was announced in 2017. But it was suspended and ultimately shut down by interim President John Engler, who said more than $500,000 was linked to fraud.