Michigan State board meeting 1st since president resigned

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Michigan State board meeting 1st since president resigned
In this Oct. 20, 2017, photo, Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon speaks during the dedication ceremony for the Gilbert Pavilion and Tom Izzo Hall of History inside Michigan State's Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, Mich. Simon submitted her resignation Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, amid an outcry over the school's handling of allegations against Larry Nassar. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University’s governing board is set to have its first meeting since the resignation of President Lou Anna Simon amid an outcry over the school’s handling of disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

The meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday. Trustees plan to discuss the presidential transition.

Simon quit Wednesday, hours after Nassar was sentenced to decades in prison for molesting some of the sport’s top athletes and others.

A majority of board members expressed support for Simon before her resignation, but she faced pressure from many students, faculty and lawmakers. There has been no evidence that Simon knew Nassar was sexually abusing girls and women.

Students at the East Lansing school are planning a Friday evening march and protest. They seek more changes.