University of Michigan hires consultant after sexual misconduct episode
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan said it hired a consultant to guide changes after the school’s chief academic officer was ousted because of sexual misconduct. Guidepost Solutions will assist the university in following recommendations by a law firm that said it had uncovered sexual misconduct by Martin Philbert during his long career. The July report also said U-M needs to educate students and employees about reporting sexual misconduct. It also has addressed sexual misconduct or discrimination matters at other universities. The university is paying $9.25 million to eight women who reported emotional or sexual abuse by Philbert.