A Chat with MSU President Samuel Stanley

Our discussion with Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., President of Michigan State University includes student safety, a partnership with Apple and the book, Gods of the Upper Air by Charles King and more.

Here are some highlights:


A survey was released to about 60,000 individuals and completed by about 33,000 before the vaccine mandate. This survey showed that about 93% of faculty and about 87.5% of students were vaccinated.

A few safety measures:

Thank in part to the safety measures being taken, campus life is expected to look much like it did pre-pandemic. Students will have the opportunity to interact with their neighborhoods, make those connections and have that support system.


  • Collaborating with Henry Ford Healthcare System on education, research and clinical care.
  • Partnering with Apple Developer Academy to offer students a unique coding experience.

"Student success is at the top of our strategic plan. Every student we accept we believe should graduate, and not only graduate but find a rewarding career afterwards." - Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., President of Michigan State University