College of Human Medicine dean steps down
Rappley has accepted a new position with Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., as vice president of for health sciences and chief executive officer of VCU Health System.
Rappley accepts the position after serving as a faculty member at MSU since 1988 and acting as dean since 2006. Her last day with MSU will be Aug. 14.
According to the MLive report, in a letter to staff, students and faculty, Rappley announced the move with "deeply mixed emotions."
"I tell you all of this so that you might understand my decision to leave the medical school and university that I so love, the place where I came of age as a physician, where I raised my family, and that inculcated the values and service to which I devote my life," Rappley said. "This new opportunity, at this time in my life, is something that I must take."