recent events related to the Binghamton University Men’s Basketball Team, the
Athletic Department and to academic integrity at the campus, I have recommended,
and SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl Hayden has agreed, that the
independent audit called for by Binghamton President Lois DeFleur will be
initiated by, and report to, the Executive Committee of the SUNY Board of
Trustees. Further, Chairman Hayden and I agree that the audit process will
appropriately address America East and NCAA policies and procedures.
DeFleur has pledged her complete support and total cooperation. We agree that
no stone will be left unturned as we move forward. President DeFleur and I will
meet next week to discuss the practical aspects of the review.
steps are necessary to remove any doubt whatsoever about the quality and
integrity of the athletic and academic enterprises of Binghamton University and to strengthen or change any processes and procedures necessary in furtherance of
our goal. The students, faculty, alumni, staff and supporters of Binghamton University, the SUNY System and all New Yorkers deserve nothing less.”