Lou Anna K. Simon papers
Scope and Content
The collection contains a brochure describing Simon's strategic positioning initiative for the university. The electronic resources includes correspondence in the form of e-mail memos, a video of President Simon at Michigan AgExpo 2009, and two videos from the induction of President Simon into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 2016.
- 2005 - 2016
- Simon, Lou Anna Kimsey (Person)
- Michigan State University. Office of the President (Organization)
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Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Lou Anna Simon has a long history at Michigan State University, spanning over three decades. She started at MSU in 1970 as a graduate student, earning her doctorate in 1974. She then became a member of the MSU faculty and assistant director of the Office of Institutional Research.
Simon has served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs since 1993. Simon ran the university in 2003 as interim president while current president McPherson was helping to rebuild Iraq's economy. In January 2005 she became the first female president in the university's history.
Simon earned her Ph.D. in administration and higher education from MSU in 1974. In addition Simon also holds a master's degree in student personnel and counseling (1970), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics (1969), both from Indiana State University.
Simon resigned from the presidency on January 24, 2018. William "Bill" Beekman, vice president and secretary of the Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2018, briefly served as acting president. Former Michigan governor John Engler was voted interim president on January 31, 2018. Simon remains a John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor following her resignation.
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Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Michigan State University. Office of the President (Donor, Organization)
- Office of the President. Lou Anna K. Simon Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- Jessica Russell
- May 2011
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- Finding aid written in English.