NewsLocal NewsIn Your NeighborhoodMSU Campus

Actions

Former dean of MSU College of Business files lawsuit against university officials

Sanjay Gupta, former dean of MSU filed a lawsuit in Feb. against university officials
Posted at 12:33 PM, Mar 03, 2023

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Friday, Feb. 24, a lawsuit between Sanjay Gupta, former dean of the Michigan State University Broad College of Business, was made public.

The lawsuit named seven top MSU officials as the plaintiffs, including Interim President Teresa Woodruff.

In his lawsuit, Gupta alleges that Woodruff defamed him in an attempt to become the interim president following the resignation of former MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.

In the summer of 2022, Gupta resigned from his position as dean following an alleged altercation between a faculty member and student within the business college. At the time, it was reported that Gupta did not follow the proper procedure when reporting a Title IX incident.

RELATED | MSU College of Veterinary Medicine dean resigns, cites university's handling of Title IX cases

When asked for a comment on the lawsuit, MSU Deputy Spokesperson Dan Olsen stated that the university would "defend against the lawsuit vigorously."

Gupta began serving as dean of the college of business in 2015. Currently, he is a full-time faculty member of the university.

The lawsuit was filed through U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Gupta is represented by Nancy Temple, an attorney out of Chicago.

Want to see more local news? Visit the FOX47News Website.

For more news about MSU, go to the MSU Campus neighborhood page on our website.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox.

Select from these options: Neighborhood News, Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines, and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Lauren Lendzion Headshot.jpg

Meet Your Neighborhood Reporter

10:47 AM, Jun 16, 2022

MSU Campus

Neighborhood Reporter

Lauren Lendzion

My Post (1).png

Spartan Sports

2:12 PM, Oct 15, 2018

MSU Campus

Sports Reporter

Thomas Cook

FOX 47 News Neighborhood Newsletter