LSU board chair blasts King Alexander in letter to OSU board

Oregon State sexual harassment
F. King Alexander is under fire at Oregon State for actions throughout his tenure top LSU.

With his task on the line at Oregon Condition College and the OSU Board of Trustees set to meet up with tomorrow to establish his future, OSU President F. King Alexander now finds himself underneath fire from the LSU Board of Supervisors, which, in an unconventional go, sent a letter now to the OSU board blasting Alexander, his tenure at LSU and his disparaging responses about LSU and Louisiana throughout his listening to previous 7 days prior to the OSU board.

“I come to feel self-confident that I can communicate not only on behalf of my university but also for my condition, in saying that I am past offended by Dr. Alexander’s arrogant and condescending responses about Louisiana’s tradition, our condition and our university,”  LSU Board Chairman Robert Dampf wrote in the letter to OSU Board Chair Rani Borkar. “When sharing his belief that Louisiana had a different moral normal than Oregon, he omits the simple fact that he enthusiastically counted himself as just one of us for 7 a long time.”

For the duration of a 7-hour hearing on March 17, Alexander sought to deflect blame for the way he managed studies of sexual violence and misconduct at LSU when he was president from 2013-2019—including the conclusion not to fireplace then soccer mentor Les Miles, inspite of proof of the coach’s inappropriate actions with woman scholar workers—by blaming a board that overstepped its boundaries, a campus society that prioritized athletics higher than all else, state funding cuts that designed it challenging to correctly fund the Title IX business, and the “values” of Louisiana, exactly where, Alexander explained, politics things into everything.

Dampf took situation with individuals assertions and also challenged Alexander’s grievances that he was not interviewed by legislation firm Husch Blackwell, which, before this thirty day period, issued a blistering assault on the LSU’s mishandling of Title IX violations.

Dampf ‘s letter to Borkar claims the firm attempted to job interview Alexander but that he refused a live interview and only agreed to reply to prepared questions, which is why his version of activities were not totally included in the report.

In the days since Alexander’s hearing board the OSU board, which voted to put him on probation right up until June, calls for his resignation or firing have only developed all through the Corvallis group.

The board introduced above the weekend it would meet all over again Tuesday to discuss his long term at the university, exactly where he has been on the occupation a lot less than a yr.

The conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. (Central). Read through Dampf’s letter listed here: Letter LSU Board to OSU Board