MSU appoints health leaders after Nassar scandal
EAST LANSING — Michigan State University is reorganizing the leadership of campus health services after the Larry Nassar scandal.
President John Engler announced yesterday the hiring of Anthony Avellino as MSU HealthTeam chief medical officer. He will also be assistant provost for health, wellness and safety.
Norman Beauchamp Jr., dean of the College of Human Medicine in downtown Grand Rapids, will add assistant vice president for health affairs to his title.
Engler said the appointments are part of an emphasis on helping students get better access to behavioral health services.
Beauchamp said "the need to restore hope" on campus "has not been greater."
Nassar was a campus sports doctor who molested girls and young women. He was sentenced to decades in prison for sexual assault and child pornography crimes.