3/23/2021 updates on twitter:
Oregon State to buy out F. King Alexander for ~0.7 Gottfredsons, from “private funds”. Both sides to release all claims. No word on WittKiefer refund, no apparent recognition from Board that they got rolled and failed at due diligence.
Heartfelt remarks from Trustee & former BB player Lamar Hurd on corruption in big-time college sports.
Other board members now saying how they share others pain, "may have been too cold" during public testimony.
Trustee Steve Clark wants to work on an "engagement strategy". Nothing yet on a transparent hiring policy.
Whoops, he's not a trustee, just the OSU PR flack. Sorry, rookie mistake.
Yup, now he's telling the board to be careful when they talk to the press.
Pres F. King Alexander now saying "it's all about the students" (and the $700K buyout he must have demanded). Board puts him on admin leave until April 1, with pay.
Board will empower Provost Ed Feser until Interim Pres is appointed. (Close call for @JonBoeckenstedt and @waynetinkle). Board Exec will meet in public tomorrow to consider process for appointment of interim Pres.
Trustees won't admit they blew it with secretive Alexander hiring process, but are promising transparency for interim Pres appointment process.
OSU Board Chair closes meeting with heartfelt thanks to UO Emerald alum & USAToday reporter @kennyjacoby for tirelessly pursuing the public records that led them to realize WittKiefer had tricked them, and Alexander needed to be fired.
3/22/2021: LSU Board tells OSU Board F. King Alexander is a liar:
Alexander’s contract with OSU is here.