Dear Members of the MSU Community:
Our community has been functioning in a state of uncertainty and angst. We hope that the Board of Trustees will ease those tensions by appointing Teresa K. Woodruff as interim president of Michigan State University.
We are certain that Provost Woodruff is the right choice for interim president, should she be willing to accept the role. Among other accomplishments, Provost Woodruff has championed what she calls “MSU 2.0,” and she has done more than merely talk about MSU 2.0. She:
Our various groups align on many things:
Appointing Provost Teresa K. Woodruff interim president would be a forward-thinking move that stabilizes the university. Her selection would unify the entire MSU community, create an atmosphere of educational continuity for everyone here, and begin restoring our confidence in the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake, Chairperson, Faculty Senate and University Steering Committee
Dr. Stephanie Anthony, Vice Chairperson, Faculty Senate and University Steering Committee
Dr. Kate Birdsall, President, Union of Non-Tenured Faculty (on behalf of the UNTF Executive Board)
Dr. Megan Donahue, At-Large Member of the Steering Committee, Faculty Senate, and University Council, University Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy
de Simone, At-Large Member of the Steering Committee, Faculty Senate and University Council
Dr. Rebecca Malouin, At-Large Member of the Steering Committee, Faculty Senate, and University Council
The Associated Students of Michigan State University
Hannah Jeffrey, President, Council of Graduate Students
The Academic Specialist Advisory Committee
Ava Hill, President, Graduate Employees Union