MSU: Alumni group chief violated sexual harassment policy

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — A report by Michigan State University finds that the former head of the MSU Alumni Association engaged in "severe, persistent and pervasive unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature" against someone who filed a complaint against him.

The report finds that there is "a preponderance of the evidence" that shows he violated the university's policy on sexual harassment.

Scott Westerman announced his resignation from MSU in the spring. His last day at MSU was July 31st, although his last day on campus was in April. 

He had led the Alumni Association for 10 years.

According to the report, the victim met Westerman in August 2010 at an event that was redacted in the report. After meeting, she and Westerman developed what was described as a "mentorship" relationship that turned into a father-daughter relationship. 

The report says Westerman let her use his car and added her to his University Club membership. He would also pay for several expenses, including groceries and contact lenses.

However, the report says Westerman began giving advice on sex, including "sending articles about what to expect from a spouse and what qualifies as good sexual intercourse." Those emails were sent throughout 2011 and 2012.

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