LSU board chair blasts King Alexander in letter to OSU board2 min read
With his occupation on the line at Oregon Condition University and the OSU Board of Trustees established to satisfy tomorrow to ascertain his future, OSU President F. King Alexander now finds himself under hearth from the LSU Board of Supervisors, which, in an uncommon transfer, sent a letter now to the OSU board blasting Alexander, his tenure at LSU and his disparaging comments about LSU and Louisiana through his listening to final week before the OSU board.
“I feel self-assured that I can speak not only on behalf of my university but also for my point out, in declaring that I am past offended by Dr. Alexander’s arrogant and condescending opinions about Louisiana’s tradition, our condition and our college,” LSU Board Chairman Robert Dampf wrote in the letter to OSU Board Chair Rani Borkar. “When sharing his impression that Louisiana experienced a various moral conventional than Oregon, he omits the simple fact that he enthusiastically counted himself as one of us for 7 yrs.”
All through a 7-hour listening to on March 17, Alexander sought to deflect blame for the way he handled experiences of sexual violence and misconduct at LSU when he was president from 2013-2019—including the decision not to fireplace then soccer coach Les Miles, inspite of proof of the coach’s inappropriate habits with feminine student workers—by blaming a board that overstepped its boundaries, a campus lifestyle that prioritized athletics above all else, state funding cuts that made it tough to properly fund the Title IX place of work, and the “values” of Louisiana, where by, Alexander reported, politics factors into everything.
Dampf took concern with these assertions and also challenged Alexander’s issues that he was not interviewed by law agency Husch Blackwell, which, earlier this month, issued a blistering attack on the LSU’s mishandling of Title IX violations.
Dampf ‘s letter to Borkar says the agency attempted to job interview Alexander but that he refused a stay job interview and only agreed to reply to prepared issues, which is why his variation of functions ended up not fully integrated in the report.
In the times considering that Alexander’s hearing board the OSU board, which voted to place him on probation right until June, calls for his resignation or firing have only developed all over the Corvallis neighborhood.
The board declared around the weekend it would meet once again Tuesday to explore his foreseeable future at the university, in which he has been on the position a lot less than a yr.
The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. (Central). Study Dampf’s letter listed here: Letter LSU Board to OSU Board