University of Wisconsin Stout | Wisconsin's Polytechnic University
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While public scandals are rare in higher education, virtually every institution must occasionally deal with such situations. This might involve a highly visible lawsuit, accusations of wrongdoing on the part of a university official, an egregious case of student misconduct or a variety of unspecified events that carry the potential of having a negative impact on the institution's reputation. The impact of these events is exacerbated when they result in potential or actual news coverage.
When such events occur, the Executive Director of University Relations, in close consultation with the Chancellor and System Legal Counsel, exercises the following responsibilities: