Lou Anna Simon to retire from MSU on August 31, receive $2.45 million over three years

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 18:00:19-04

(WXYZ) — Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon will retire from the school after 45 years, even as she faces criminal charges in the fallout from the Larry Nassar case.

Simon is due to retire August 31, according to MSU. She will still hold the titles of president emeritus and faculty emeritus and receive $2.45 million over the course of three years.

Simon will also receive her vested retirement and other benefits.

Simon resigned as President in january 2018, following the sentencing of Nassar.

Simon is accused of lying to police about the allegations against the MSU employee and USA Gymnastics doctor.

Simon claims she was never told Nassar's name after he was accused of sexually assaulting a former students in 2017. However, prosecutors say notes from a meeting with a top adviser suggest otherwise.

If convicted, she could get up to four years in prison.