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President Harris Update on the DOJ's Admissions Investigation

President Harris Update on the DOJ's Admissions Investigation

In the latest issue of USD Magazine, President James T. Harris III, D.Ed, shared a variety of thoughts about the 2018-19 academic year on Page 2. Within his comments, he provided an update on the Department of Justice's admissions investigation:

Obviously, we were shocked and saddened to learn about allegations reflected in the Department of Justice’s admissions investigation this spring. The Board of Trustees appointed a special committee to oversee the university's response. The special committee, chaired by Dr. Constance Carroll, has met regularly since mid-March, and the full Board of Trustees continues to be updated. The actions by our trustees demonstrate their adherence to strong governance practices and an ongoing commitment to the highest levels of integrity in our admissions process. We engaged a law firm to conduct an independent investigation. The investigation is ongoing and is proceeding as expeditiously as possible, consistent with our commitment to a thorough review.

We still have no reason to believe that any current or former employees, students or applicants — other than the three individuals identified by the government — were aware of or involved in any wrongdoing. If new or different information comes to our attention, through the investigation or otherwise, we will take appropriate action to respond.

I want to express my thanks to those of you who have reached out with your thoughts, care and concern. Find the latest update regarding this issue at sandiego.edu/president under Campus Messages.

University of San Diego President James T. Harris III, D.Ed, provided an update on the Department of Justice's admissions investigation in the latest issue of USD Magazine.University of San Diego President James T. Harris III, D.Ed, provided an update on the Department of Justice's admissions investigation in the latest issue of USD Magazine.

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