Engler Begins Removal of Nassar’s Former Boss
East Lansing, MI - Interim Michigan State University president, John Engler, took the first steps to remove William Strampel's tenure.
Strampel served as dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. His firing comes as a result of internal investigations into MSU's staff involved in the Larry Nassar situation.
"Allegations have arisen that question whether his personal conduct over a long period of time met MSU's standards," Engler stated in a press release.
The statement also declares MSU will not aid Strampel's legal expenses either.
The request for Strampel's removal, sent to the Office of the Provost, described Strampel's failure to notify others in the department of disciplinary actions against Nassar.
In 2014, Strampel had set specific rules and guidelines for Nassar's practices in response to a sexual harassment investigation.
"After communicating the guidelines to Larry Nassar, Dr. Strampel did not notify the MSU HeatlhTeam about the guidelines or esetablish any system within the Sports Medicine Clinic to monitor or enforce the guidelines," the request reads.
Engler hopes Strampel's removal comes as an opening move to reassure survivors MSU is taking diligent steps to remove faculty members involved in Nassar's misconduct.