MSU president arrives with record of achievement, controversy

August 6, 2019 | The Detroit News

Before graduation ceremonies commenced at Stony Brook University in May, former President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. pulled aside Kevin Law, the school council’s president, and shared some news: He was leaving to become Michigan State University’s next president.

Law had mixed feelings because, as a member of the university’s governing board, he had worked with Stanley since the beginning of the president’s 10 years at Stony Brook, on New York’s Long Island. They became friends and often played basketball together.

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