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Local Politicians Calling on Engler to Resign from Michigan State Presidency

Posted: 5:31 PM, Jan 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-16 22:03:26-05
John Engler

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Numerous people spoke out today in regards to the speculation that John Engler will resign today from being the Interim President of Michigan State University. We shared earlier that an MSU Trustee shared that he should resign . Some local politicians shared:

“I agree that John Engler should resign as Interim President of Michigan State University. The survivors and university deserve a leader who can unify the community and the state while continuing to learn from these tragic events.”
Congressman Dan Kildee
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“I’ve said for many months now that leadership climate is set from the top -- and it has been clear from Interim President John Engler’s repeated disparaging remarks toward survivors that he is not the person to be charged with creating a safer environment at MSU. I called on him to resign in June, and I support his decision to step down now. MSU deserves a leader who understands that his or her job is to unify the community, heeds the calls of students, faculty, staff, survivors and activists on campus who have fought to bring these issues to light, and charts a new way forward for MSU,” said Slotkin.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin
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“In choosing John Engler as interim president, MSU prioritized restoring its own political image over addressing the university’s need for cultural change. It was clear from day one former Governor Engler lacked the understanding and compassion to lead MSU through what should have been a period of healing and accountability. “This forced resignation is long overdue and is a direct result of the voices of Michiganders last November who said believe survivors, all survivors. I am hopeful that the new Board of Trustees will listen to the voices of survivors and take seriously its responsibility to appoint a leader who will instill cultural change at MSU from the top down.”
State Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr
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While Engler's resignation has yet to be officially announced, many state that Stay tuned to FOX47news.com for updated information.