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MSU Acting To Fire Nassar Supervisor

portrait: Strampel
Ann Cook
Michigan State University
William Strampel, former dean of MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michigan State University has begun the process to fire the supervisor of former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, MSU’s interim president says the dean of the school of osteopathic medicine didn’t exert appropriate control over Nassar’s conduct.

Nassar is sentenced to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing athletes who were his patients.

Interim MSU President John Engler officially asked the school to revoke tenure for William Strampel, who was the dean of the school of osteopathic medicine.  The complaint says Strampel failed to enforce conditions Nassar was supposed to follow when treating patients.

MSU spokesman John Truscott says there will be more people fired.

“As we learn more, as investigations continue, yes, there will likely be more personnel changes.” Says Truscott.

Strampel stepped down as dean of the school, but remains on the faculty. His attorney is not commenting.

Rick Pluta is Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987. His journalism background includes stints with UPI, The Elizabeth (NJ) Daily Journal, The (Pontiac, MI) Oakland Press, and WJR. He is also a lifelong public radio listener.
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