Board chair’s statement on interim president’s decision to not seek full-time presidency

Aug. 20, 2023

Michigan State University Board Chair Rema Vassar, Ph.D., released the following statement Sunday regarding Interim President Woodruff’s decision to not seek the full-time presidency.

“On behalf of the MSU Board of Trustees, I thank Dr. Woodruff for stepping into the role of interim president and providing resolute leadership these past 10 months. We appreciate her hard work on behalf of the university, the students, faculty and staff, our alumni, and the greater Spartan community. We particularly recognize her steadfast leadership during the violence that our campus experienced in February and her commitment to improved safety since then. We look forward to her support through an upcoming presidential transition period.”