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New MSU president says priority is "safe and welcoming campus"

Posted at 6:58 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 06:12:04-04

LANSING, Mich. — The fund to help Larry Nassar survivors will soon be handled by a new administrator.

The MSU Board of Trustees hope having "New Directions Behavioral Heath" oversee the reimbursement process will help the survivors get the funds they need.

MSU President Samuel Stanley said his goal is to continue to do what it takes to help move MSU in the right direction.

"My priority as I come early on is a safe and welcoming campus as we can. I think that's very important with what has gone on in the past. But, it's a high priority for me," Stanley said. "I am working to give people trust in the administration, working to promote healing on campus in every day we can. Really helping but not forgetting what has happened but moving forward in a way that is going to be the exemplar at some point of what a safe and caring campus looks like."

The Healing Assistance Fund was first established in January 2018, but was frozen in July of that year because of possible fraudulent claims. The Interim President John Engler closed the fund.

The trustees re-established the fund in January of this year.

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