When I was a student on MSU’s campus, I barely even knew there was an elected Board that governed my university. As I’ve driven around the state to meet with students, faculty and staff, I have been told stories that refer to the Board and administration as “the men in the ivory tower.”
Michigan State does not need Board members who believe that their primary responsibility is to attend football games in suites with wealthy donors. I am committed to being open and transparent with students, faculty, staff and members of the public about decisions that are being made at the university. I will share my contact information, meet with members of the public who have questions or concerns and hold “Coffees with Kelly” around this great state to discuss what is going on at the university and take suggestions on how to improve things.