Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., today announced that Executive Vice President Satish Udpa is resigning from his administrative position and returning to lab and research work at the university.

“It is with a heavy coronary heart that I regularly occurring his resignation,” Stanley said. “Satish’s contribution, especially during the last 12 months, has been vital to the college network. His stalwart and worrying management are extraordinarily actual, something that such a lot of talked about to me when I started out my function here at MSU. But I recognize his needs and desire to get returned into the lab and the sphere that he enjoys.”


Udpa has been the executive vice-chairman for management when you consider that 2013. The Board of Trustees appointed him acting president following the resignation of Interim President John Engler in January, while they look for a brand new president to become underway. Udpa joined MSU in 2001 as a college member inside the College of Engineering, was appointed a chairperson of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering after which dean of the College of Engineering.

“I’ve told so many people through the years that MSU is our domestic — to both Lalita and myself,” Udpa stated. “That will continually be genuine. We each came right here as school individuals and deeply worried about research projects. While I significantly admire the possibility over the past years to serve in an administrative position, my ardor lies in the lab, and I’m eager to get back to it.”

Udpa will return to the College of Engineering, wherein he might be engaged in studies and pleasant different academic responsibilities. Stanley said he has already begun assembly with the vice presidents who reported to Udpa in his government VP role. These positions will record to Stanley on a meantime foundation within the coming months as he determines the most efficient organizational structure for MSU. Stanley stated that the maximum of those positions suggested to him while he first arrived as president at Stony Brook University, and he is secure with the oversight of these vital areas.