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Governor, Attorney General urge Wayne State to adopt code of conduct or face losing accreditation

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Wayne State University’s board of governors got a pointed letter from Governor Gretchen Whitmer and other top state officials Wednesday urging them to adopt a proposed code of conduct at the next board meeting.";

Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and other top state officials put Wayne State University board members on notice Wednesday.

That came in the form of a letter urging the board to adopt a code of conduct.

The Wayne State Board of Governors has been locked in political combat for more than a year now.

The eight-member board is deadlocked 4-4 over the performance and future of university president M. Roy Wilson.

The ongoing disputes led the Higher Learning Commission to step in. The commission could pull Wayne State’s accreditation if board members don’t adopt certain measures, including a code of conduct.

The letter from a bipartisan group of Michigan leaders reminds the board that failing to do that could cost Wayne State its accreditation.

It urges the board to debate, adopt and commit itself to that code at its meeting March 20th.

The board has failed to do that twice already.

Sarah Cwiek joined Michigan Public in October 2009. As our Detroit reporter, she is helping us expand our coverage of the economy, politics, and culture in and around the city of Detroit.
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