She will replace former trustee Pat O'Keefe who resigned in a letter to the governor's office, citing his concern about the resignation of former business school dean Sanjay Gupta.
Once invitations were sent out and the RSVPs came back, the event had to be moved to a larger venue to accommodate capacity limits — the Breslin Center at noon on Dec. 19. With Simon’s controversial history came pushback from student groups and survivors who became aware of this ceremony.
Budget and finance committee chair Melanie Foster cited two reasons why reinstatement would be difficult: the long-term need for a facility and the cost sharing arrangement between MSU athletics and external fundraising.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Michigan State University's appeal to hear the lawsuit from members of the women's swim and dive team. MSU is disappointed by the decision because of a disagreement on how Title IX should be interpreted.