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Investigation findings released on ex-MSU Alumni Association director

Posted at 5:51 AM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 07:06:45-04

Michigan State University's former alumni chief violated the university's sexual harassment policy by making unwanted sexual advances towards a woman in 2011, according to a university investigation.

News 10 has obtained the final report from Michigan State University's Office Office of Institutional Equity regarding the investigation into Scott Westerman.

The investigation revealed he sent several emails and text messages containing sexual, intimate, and romantic messages to an undergraduate student.

MSU's investigation concluded Westerman's conduct was "severe, persistent, and pervasive," and that he violated university policy.

The report also found Westerman made a sexual advance toward the woman in a hotel room during a university-sponsored event.

The woman didn't report the conduct until last February, the report said.

Westerman left MSU in May, saying in a statement that the timing of his resignation had nothing to do with the investigation.

Westerman said he and his family had been planning on moving to Florida for some time.

He was not disciplined for violating university policy because he is no longer employed by MSU.

The 50-page report dated Aug. 22, 2018 contains numerous redacted sentences and paragraphs. The full report can be found below. 

 

MSU Office of Institutional Equity final report on Scott Westerman by Holly Nobles on Scribd