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Comments from the Floor

Statement on President Stanley's Resignation and Next Steps

October 16, 2022

We were saddened to learn of President Stanley’s resignation, and we wish him all the best in his next endeavors. We must now turn to the university’s next challenge: MSU’s ability to attract quality candidates for the presidency is threatened every day that the Board of Trustees continues its unbecoming behavior. The trustees have an opportunity to ease tensions by working with faculty, students, and staff to identify an interim president quickly and collaboratively. The institution’s future depends on selecting an interim leader with substantial academic credentials, a commitment to teaching and research, and the trust of the Spartan community.

We will hold fast to our principles and demand that the board respects the essential academic freedoms that have made research universities like MSU sources of immense intellectual value for the world’s great democracies.


Karen Kelly-Blake, Ph.D.

Chairperson, MSU Faculty Senate and Steering Committee


Stephanie Anthony, Ed.D.

Vice Chairperson, MSU Faculty Senate and Steering Committee