MSU wants a new president by Thanksgiving. The Mel Tucker news has made that more difficult

The search for Michigan State University’s next president has been negatively impacted by the sexual harassment allegations against fired football coach Mel Tucker, according to one of the nation’s foremost experts on presidential searches.

Judith Wilde, a George Mason University researcher who specializes in presidential searches in higher education, said the news from the past three weeks that led to Tucker’s firing will have changed the way candidates view the job.

She said the impact is significant enough that the university would be well served to slow down the search to ensure it finds the right person for this moment in the school’s history.

Read more from the Lansing State Journal.


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