On the same day the Michigan State Board of Trustees apologized for their response to the Larry Nassar scandal, Brian Mosallam said he would listen to the people.
Mosallam, a Michigan State graduate and member of the Board of Trustees, is backing up his statement from last Friday and will host a moderated discussion from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. The forum will take place in room Big Ten C and feature small- and large-group discussion to collect ideas for the Board of Trustees and the overall campus atmosphere.
MSU Trustee Brian Mosallam will host a moderated discussion forum on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kellogg Center in Room Big Ten C. The forum will use small and large group discussion to engage your ideas and feedback for the Board and for campus climate.
— MSU (@michiganstateu) January 31, 2018
“It’s time for more action and less talk,” Mosallam wrote in an email to MLive.com in response to a message seeking comment. “This is the beginning.”
Nassar was employed as a sports medicine doctor for Michigan State for 19 years and was also a team doctor for USA Gymnastics. He was fired by the university in 2016 after The Indianapolis Star broke a story about sexual assault allegations against him. Following seven days of victim impact statements from more than 150 girls and women, Nassar was sentenced last week to 40 to 175 years in prison on seven counts of first-degree sexual assault.
The fallout from the Nassar scandal has reached the top of the university as president Lou Anna K. Simon resigned last week, as did athletic director Mark Hollis. A couple hours after Hollis stepped down, ESPN published a report questioning how Michigan State has handled complaints of sexual assault, violence and gender discrimination.
The Board of Trustees has been highly criticized in the past few weeks for their response to Nassar’s victims.
The Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday and is expected to name former Michigan Gov. John Engler the university’s interim president.
The NCAA and Attorney General Bill Schuette last week both announced they were investigating Michigan State over how it handled complaints against Nassar.