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MSU Board of Trustees to vote on 3 appointments at Oct. 30 meeting

October 29, 2020
<p>The Hannah Administration Building on Sept. 20, 2020.</p>

The Hannah Administration Building on Sept. 20, 2020.

Photo by Lauren Snyder | The State News

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will be meeting virtually at 8 a.m. on Oct. 30. The Zoom link and agenda for the meeting can be found on the board's website.

The board will be looking to approve the appointment of Jabbar Bennett as the vice president and chief diversity officer during the meeting. Bennett was selected Oct. 6 and will begin his position Dec. 1. He was one of four final candidates who met with MSU after a national search.

Additionally, the board will vote on two appointments of tenure, including Professor for the College of Nursing Susan Buchholz and Professor in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the College of Human Medicine Thomas O’Halloran.

The Committee on Budget and Finances will also be providing an update on the State of Michigan Fiscal Year 2022 budget. The budget will be a continuation of the previous year's submission but will cut unnecessary expenses and add the funding for a multicultural center.

The board will also vote on whether or not funding for the College of Veterinary Medicine will be necessary. If approved, the budget to replace the HVAC systems, as well as provide program-related renovations, would be $10.6 million.

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