Message to the MSU Board of Trustees and Other Members of the MSU Community

September 8, 2022

Dear MSU Board of Trustees and other members of the MSU Community,

As academic leaders at Michigan State University, we write to reaffirm our commitment to the University’s values and to applying and upholding the University’s policies and procedures. We must ensure that our campus is a safe learning and working environment and a vibrant place of discovery for our students, staff, and faculty. This duty is of paramount importance particularly here at Michigan State University given our institutional failures to protect survivors.

We are committed to enacting and upholding the University’s core values – integrity, respect, excellence, equity, and collaboration. As academic leaders, it is our responsibility to uphold these values and to equitably apply the policies and practices that are meant to ensure a safe environment. These commitments require courage and vigilance – courage to do what is right even when it is difficult and vigilance to safeguard the wellbeing of all members of our community in every context.

Signed by:

Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, Dean of Lyman Briggs College
Pero Dagbovie, Associate Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Dean of the Graduate School
Prabu David, Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Phillip M. Duxbury, Dean of the College of Natural Science
Mary Finn, Dean of the College of Social Science
James Forger, Dean of the College of Music
Thomas Glasmacher, FRIB Laboratory Director
Linda Greene, Dean of MSU College of Law
Steven Hanson, Associate Provost and Dean for International Studies and Programs 
Jerlando F L Jackson, Dean of the College of Education
Mark Largent, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Christopher P. Long, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters and the MSU Honors College 
Kelly F. Millenbah, Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
Terri Miller, Interim Dean of MSU Libraries
Dylan Miner, Dean of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Birgit Puschner, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
Leigh Small, Interim Dean of the College of Nursing
Aron Sousa, Dean of the College of Human Medicine
Judith Stoddart, Associate Provost for University Arts and Collections
Cameron G. Thies, Dean of James Madison College
Laurie Van Egeren, Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement 
Dave Weatherspoon, Associate Provost of Enrollment and Academic Strategic Planning