Board Chair: Statement on healing fund, Jan. 9, 2019

In the weeks following the close of the Healing Assistance Fund, board members have heard from survivors and community members as well as listened to the counsel of the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Advisory Workgroup. 

Today, reaffirming the Board’s ongoing commitment to supporting survivors, the Board of Trustees unanimously instructed the university to establish a fund to assist with the cost of counseling and mental health services for former patients of Larry Nassar. The Board has a moral obligation to do what is right and hopes this fund provides continued opportunities for survivors to heal and, through them, helps the MSU community heal.

The Board expects to have more details following our February meeting.

-Dianne Byrum, Chair, MSU Board of Trustees