Michigan State University is about to begin a new school year and the slow transition to new leadership.
MSU President Designate Lou Anna Simon welcomed the new faculty to campus today. Simon says she will focus on controlling tuition costs and promoting diversity on campus.
The future president didn't talk in specifics, but says she will find ways to make MSU a better place.
Simon was named university president on June 18 and is scheduled to replace current President Peter McPherson on January 1, 2005.