We the undersigned call upon the Michigan State University Board of Trustees to terminate John Engler’s employment as Interim President effective immediately.
As MSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and those concerned with the wellbeing of the university, we have no confidence in his leadership.
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Engler’s appointment against the advice of students, faculty, and Deans, without regard for his history of covering up sexual assault, or his polarizing political views.
Upon his appointment, Engler has brought more shame to a community trying to heal and move forward by sticking to a combative legal approach, fighting sexual assault survivors, and creating a culture of cronyism.
We DEMAND, we NEED, and we DESERVE leadership that has the expertise and commitment to build an inclusive environment and culture that is safe for all.
Until Engler is gone, the MSU community will not be able to heal.