Oregon State puts F. King Alexander on probation following release of LSU investigation that got Les Miles fired
The release of LSU’s internal investigation has now affected another college program as Oregon State has placed school president F. King Alexander on probation, the school announced on Wednesday.
Alexander will be on probation until June 1 following his role in allowing Les Miles to foster a hostile work environment during their time together at LSU. This all came to light following a lengthy internal investigation at LSU that was released publicly by the school in recent weeks.
Despite former LSU AD Joe Alleva recommending Miles be fired, Alexander refused to take action.
Following the release of the report from LSU, Kansas fired Miles and AD Jeff Long.
“Significant concerns have been raised about trust and commitment to OSU values from many aspects of the community,” Oregon State trustee Michele Longo Eder said of Alexander according to USA Today. “We need to find a way to see if it’s possible to address those going forward.”
LSU’s investigation also found that the program suffered “serious institutional failure” related to Title IX cases during Alexander’s tenure at the school.
Oregon State now plans to independently review the report with its own legal counsel before determining Alexander’s fate at the school.
At this time, many faculty members and students at Oregon State are calling for Alexander to lose his job in Corvallis.