PERSPECTIVES: With the Tucker Debacle Making Headlines, the Michigan State U Presidential Search Isn’t … and It Should

FROM THE STATE NEWS: Earlier, Denno told The State News that by Thanksgiving, the board intends to announce the university’s next president. He said the chosen person does not necessarily need to have an “academic background” or be recommended by the search committee. That means the candidate chosen by MSU’s elected Board of Trustees could be different from those recommended by the separate search committee, which includes representatives of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.”

In response, Michigan State University’s Faculty Senate passed a non-binding resolution.  The faculty senate demanded that the chosen candidate be ‘a preeminent scholar, an accomplished academic, and an individual with substantial experience in leading a university administration.’ It also asks that the board not only limit their selection to only those endorsed by the search committee but that the chosen candidate be someone approved by a majority of the faculty and academic staff representatives on the committee, essentially giving those members’ votes increased weight.”

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