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Interim MSU Pres. Engler names Beekman interim athletic director

Feb 5, 2018

Bill Beekman will continue to serve as vice president and secretary of the Board of Trustees.
Credit Michigan State University

Michigan State University Interim President John Engler appointed Bill Beekman as interim athletic director Monday afternoon.

Beekman’s appointment comes amid ongoing investigations into the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

Most recently, Beekman served as acting president of MSU before former Michigan governor John Engler was named interim president on Friday, February 2. He’s served as vice president and secretary of the Board of Trustees since 2008. He’s also previously served as executive director of the MSU Alumni Association.

According to MSU’s statement, Engler said he won’t be considering internal candidates for the permanent position.

Beekman will remain vice president and secretary of the Board of Trustees while serving as interim athletic director.

“I am honored to receive this appointment and look forward to this new challenge,” Beekman said in the statement. “This is obviously a new day at MSU and I am pleased to be part of the changes.”