WKU Reviewing Policies Regarding Wrongdoing in Athletics

Jul 27, 2012

The Sandusky scandal at Penn State is prompting many universities to double check their policies to make sure that wrongdoing in an athletic program is handled appropriately. WKU President Gary Ransdell told the University's Board of Regents today that University attorney Deborah Wilkins is checking on current procedures at WKU.

Dr. Ransdell told the Board the review is going well, and a full report will be presented at an upcoming Board of Regents meeting. He says its important for the Regents to have confidence that such matters would be handled appropriately at the institution.

In other Board action, Regents approved a new General Education Program that is scheduled to start in the fall of 2014. The "Colonnade Program" divides general education courses into three categories. University Provost Gordon Emslie says the goal of the new program is to address student needs and not just provide a menu of classes.

The Regents also approved new contracts for the Head Basketball Coach, the Ladytopper Basketball Coach, and the Athletics Director.