Thursday, March 17, 2011

UIS continues to resist disclosure of coaches' conduct

The Illinois attorney general’s office has said that the University of Illinois Springfield must make public portions of a 2009 letter from an attorney who represented a student-athlete who was paid $200,000 to settle allegations of inappropriate behavior by former coaches of the women’s softball team.

It’s not clear, however, whether UIS will comply.

The quest for information began in the spring of 2009 with a records request from The State Journal-Register, which wants to know what conduct led to the coaches’ forced resignations and the subsequent settlement.

“We are reviewing the (attorney general’s) opinion and considering the university’s options before making a response,” said Derek Schnapp, UIS spokesman.

The story was published in a March 17, 2011, edition of The State Journal-Register.

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