Lansing — Michigan State University’s board of directors has hired outside counsel to review Sanjay Gupta’s departure as dean of the business school, the board said Tuesday.
Gupta resigned as Dean of the Broad School of Business on August 12th.
The board’s decision to hire outside counsel was announced on Tuesday by Vice Chairman Dan Kelly, on behalf of a majority of board members.
“Sanjay Gupta’s dismissal as president of the Broad College of Business has been implemented by the president of the university with the support of the president,” Kelly said in a statement. The appropriateness of its actions is the responsibility of the president. The board of trustees is responsible for the oversight and governance of the university, and employs outside counsel to review administrative decisions on this matter.
Although Mr. Gupta has been at the university for 15 years and was dean for seven years, he is still listed on the school’s website as a professor of accounting and information systems.. He told The Detroit News that he looks forward to continuing to contribute to Broad College and the MSU community.
“We welcome the factual inquiry and full transparency regarding recent events,” he said in an email Tuesday evening. I’m sure it will reflect that.”
President Teresa K. Woodruff’s decision to remove Gupta as dean was supported by President Samuel Stanley Jr.
“Dr. I fully support the process until now, and the administration will cooperate with outside lawyers.”
Since his resignation, Gupta has defended his actions as dean. On August 15th, he told Crain’s Detroit: