Blog: Baylor Scandal Offers Lessons on Governance and Culture

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here's an excerpt from his latest post:

Those who are American college football enthusiasts and those in the American academic community are probably well aware of the headlines generated earlier this year about the Baylor football program. Reports by media about the Baylor University football program's failure to address sexual assault allegations have again raised questions about collegiate athletic programs being allowed to operate "outside the lines."

As with other programs that have come under similar scrutiny, the fallout at Baylor has led to the firing or demotion of university leaders, athletic department personnel, and coaches. This pattern is all too familiar and wholly inadequate when considering that the double dose of trauma inflicted on victims of sexual violence and institutional indifference could have been avoided.

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