John Engler is expected to a resign as interim president at Michigan State University, according to reports.
Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press reported that Engler will step down from his position after a special meeting was scheduled to take place on Thursday morning by the board, with the intent to fire him. He’s been under heavy criticism since stepping in for former president Lou Anna Simon.
According to the Detroit Free Press’ report, Engler was given the option to resign by the board. It also says that the board notified Engler that if he refused to resign, he would be fired during Thursday’s meeting.
There was a motion to fire Engler over the summer, but it did not succeed. He’s continued to face criticism following the scandal involving disgraced doctor Larry Nassar and some of the comments he’s made in the aftermath.
Per the report, a new interim president for Michigan State is expected to be named during Thursday’s meeting.