NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s flagship state university is starting a new enterprise risk management program aimed at warning top campus officials about potential problems and scandals.
Rutgers University has hired former state deputy attorney general Ted Brown to lead the program and serve as the school’s senior vice president.
The program was one of the recommendations made after former men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was fired and athletic director Tim Pernetti was forced to resign for allowing Rice to stay.
Tuesday’s announcement came a week after Rutgers hired a law firm to probe whether new athletic director Julie Hermann appropriately handled bullying allegations made by a transferring football player.
Rutgers President Robert Barchi told New Jersey Press Media on Tuesday (http://mycj.co/1caLzft ) he has confidence in Hermann and is “happy with her performance.”
Information from: Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, N.J.) , http://www.mycentraljersey.com