(MPRN-East Lansing) The interim president of Michigan State University has instructed faculty and other school employees to cooperate with investigations of sexual abuse. Former governor John Engler says that includes preserving possible evidence.
In a letter to MSU employees, Engler said he considers it a “privilege” to be able to return to his alma mater during what may be its most-difficult times. He told employees to hang onto documents, and anything else that might be of interest to investigators.
MSU faces state and federal investigations, inquiries by Congress and the Legislature, and an examination by the NCAA into its handling of complaints of sexual abuse and assault.
Engler also named an MSU vice president to serve as interim athletic director as a national search begins for a permanent replacement for Mark Hollis. Engler says no current MSU employee will be considered.