June 22, 2007

St. Bonanventure Ombuds to Review Coach's Conviction

The baseball coach at St. Bonaventure recently pleaded guilty to a Federal charge of attempting to carry a loaded gun on an airplane. With the criminal matter now concluded, the university has announced plans to review the matter internally. According to the university president, the process will by "chaired by a legally trained ombudsman. He will lead an independent review of the facts in the context of university policies. The recommendations for sanctions will be in line with what the group determines to be the offense." (Olean Times Herald.)

By having the ombuds conduct a formal investigation and issue findings, St. Bonaventure's decision obligates the ombuds to operate well outside the IOA standards.

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