Dec. 27, 2022: Board chair issues statement on new trustee appointment

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today appointed Sandra Pierce to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. Pierce is the senior executive vice president of Huntington National Bank. Previously, she was named vice chair of FirstMerit Corporation and has held senior roles at RBS Citizens and JPMorgan Chase. She has held many board roles. In 2018, she was awarded Michigan State University’s Honorary Alumni Award.

Following the announcement, Board Chair Dianne Byrum issued the following statement: 

"I appreciate the governor’s quick action in filling the vacant seat on the MSU Board of Trustees and am excited to welcome Sandra to the board. Sandra’s instinctual leadership abilities, budget and finance experience and board governance will be important as we continue to move this great university forward."