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Yesterday, Michigan State named former state governor John Engler as the school's interim president.

MSU College Democrats president Dan Martel, told The Lansing State Journal that hundreds of students marched on campus seeking transparency and asking board members to help restore trust in the university's leadership.

Nassar was part of MSU's faculty and a doctor at USA Gymnastics.

The liaisons, who were invited to a meeting with the board to discuss an interim president Monday, expressed concerns their input was ignored.

"There is no confidence in anybody or anyone or any institution at the moment", said Engler.

The Board of Trustees unanimously supported the appointment.

Walton, who played for MSU in 2005-09 and was an undergraduate student assistant for Tom Izzo, was placed on leave from his coaching position with the Los Angeles Clippers' G League affiliate in Ontario, Calif., on Friday after ESPN's story was published. One student hopped on top of the conference room table and sat down with his legs crossed.

"They called. I answered". After delivering a statement, the floor was opened to questions.

In a statement, Hollis said his decision was a move toward compassion and understanding for survivors of Nassar's abuse.

"This is a really attractive presidency for strong candidates from across the country", Engler said.

Lemke addressed the court the following day, saying, "I don't know how you can still call yourself a president because I don't".

Social media users blasted the students. We will have more reaction from how they were received by the board, and what they feel may come of their meeting later tonight on 7 Action News. Five members from the Board were in attendance.

"No, no to that one", Engler said.

Engler is set to officially start as interim president on February 5. "I'm out of here as soon as we can get a permanent president here".

Engler did his best to assure the community that change is coming to the university.

A reporter asked whether the board had consulted survivors in deciding to appoint Engler.

Engler, known for being blunt, questioned who else would take the job.

The Attorney General said: "It is abundantly clear that a full and complete investigation of what happened at Michigan State University from the president's office down, is required".

"Yes and no", Engler said.

Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon is questioning the relationship between Engler and the man responsible for the investigation of the University, Bill Schuette. He did not elaborate further.

Also coming on board is another former governor, Jim Blanchard, 75.

The two reports generated as a result of the Title IX investigation, which was prompted by Thomashow's complaint in April 2014 following her medical exam with Nassar in March 2014, were produced in the mediation discovery process.

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