UPDATE 3/23/22021- Oregon State president F. King Alexander has offered his letter of resignation for his roll in handling sexual misconduct complaints while he was at LSU.
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UPDATE: CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State’s board of trustees placed president F. King Alexander on probation for his role in handling sexual misconduct complaints while he was at LSU. After a seven-hour meeting Wednesday night, the board ordered Alexander to come up with an “action plan” outlining plans to regain the trust of his campus. A report commissioned by the LSU board found there was a “serious institutional failure” in the school’s handling of Title IX cases during Alexander’s tenure. He served at LSU from July 2013 through 2019 and took the same position at Oregon State in 2020.
AP- The Oregon State board of trustees will meet this week to discuss president F. King Alexander’s role in the mishandling of sexual misconduct cases at his former school, LSU. Board chair Rani Bokar wrote an open letter to the Oregon State community saying the board would review a report by an outside law firm commissioned by LSU to look into how the school handled the cases. It said the school suffered “a serious institutional failure” in its handling of physical and gender violence. Alexander arrived in 2019 at Oregon State, which has endured issues of its own inside the athletic department. An Associated Press investigation uncovered an abusive environment inside the school’s volleyball program.