Interim Michigan State University President John Engler Resigns
Interim Michigan State University president and former Michigan governor John Engler has resigned.
Engler submitted his resignation to Board of Trustees chairwoman Dianne Byrum last night.
In the letter, Engler said that five board members had asked for his resignation.
The former governor became the university’s president after Lou Anna Simon stepped down amid the Larry Nassar scandal.
During his year in office, Engler dealt with the repercussions of the Nassar scandal and how the university handled the issue.
That included removing Nassar’s former supervisor and working on a financial settlement for survivors.
Now, the board has selected Satish Udpa to be interim president until a permanent choice is named in June.
Udpa currently serves as executive vice president for administrative services for the university.
And before that, he served as dean of the College of Engineering as well as chairperson of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.