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Interim MSU Pres. Engler names Beekman interim athletic director

Bill Beekman has been serving as the interim athletic director since February. Pending the Board of Trustee's approval, he will continue in a permanent capacity.
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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.”

Originally from New Jersey, Lara is a senior at the University of Michigan studying English and Spanish. She's an Online News and Investigative Intern at Michigan Radio and a recent alum of The Michigan Daily, where she's served as Managing Editor of The Statement Magazine and Summer Editor in Chief. When she's not at Michigan Radio, she can be found listening to Bruce Springsteen or exploring a national park.
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