Lois DeFleur reported to me in detail the issues confronting Binghamton University’s Athletic Department and the Men’s Basketball team, and she outlined
the corrective measures she would undertake to address these issues.
fully support the steps President DeFleur is taking with regard
to activity in the athletic department and I will follow up with her
in the coming days.
issue of academic integrity goes to the core of the university and is my top
priority as a lifelong educator. Earlier this year, concerns were raised that
academic integrity may have been impacted at Binghamton as a result
of activity in the athletic department.
careful review was conducted at that time at Binghamton, and I have been
assured by President DeFleur that this was not the case. Nevertheless, as
part of the audit process which will now occur, I have asked President DeFleur
to engage the campus community, especially the faculty, to pay
particular attention to maintaining both academic and athletic integrity. I have
also asked President DeFleur to keep me informed as the audit proceeds,
and report to me on its final findings and recommendations.”
Lois DeFleur’s statement is available by following this link: http://www2.binghamton.edu/athletics/basketball-updates.html