Last Updated on October 25, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Michigan State University Board of Trustees Chair Rema Vassar is facing mounting pressure to resign following allegations of misconduct. Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow has called for Vassar’s resignation, stating that she has lost the trust of students, faculty, alumni, and several board members.
Accusations against Vassar include violations of codes of conduct, ethics, and conflict of interest. However, Vassar vehemently denies these allegations, claiming that dysfunction within the board existed prior to her appointment.
Trustee Brianna Scott has joined the chorus of voices calling for Vassar’s resignation and even recommends referring her to the governor for removal. Interestingly, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has expressed concern about the allegations but has not yet demanded Vassar’s resignation.
Not all trustees support the calls for Vassar to step down. Trustee Dennis Denno publicly supports her and believes that some of their colleagues are making false accusations. On the other hand, Trustee Dan Kelly has announced that the university will conduct an investigation into Scott’s allegations.
The controversy surrounding Vassar comes at a particularly challenging time for the university. In recent months, the dismissal of a football coach has caused upheaval, and investigations into leaks and lawsuits have only added to the turmoil.
Senator Stabenow believes that new leadership is necessary for Michigan State University to move forward from these difficult times. However, the situation is still developing, and further updates will be provided as new information emerges.
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