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Satish Udpa, who served as Michigan State University's interim president for several months this year, has resigned as the school's executive vice president for administration, President Samuel Stanley said Thursday.

In an email to the campus community, Stanley said Udpa "looks forward to returning to the faculty in the College of Engineering."

Udpa was named acting president in January to replace former Gov. John Engler, who resigned under pressure amid controversy over his actions and comments toward victims of serial sex abuser Larry Nassar. Udpa served as MSU's top official until Stanley, who had been president of Stony Brook University in New York, because Michigan State's 21st president Aug. 1.

Udpa has worked at MSU since 2001. He was appointed to his role in administration in 2013 after serving seven years as dean of MSU’s College of Engineering. Udpa also is a university distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering.

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