Part One: University faces lawsuits due to wrongful termination, cover up of major issues

Oklahoma State University is facing lawsuits over allegations that Carlos Risco, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, harassed, retaliated against and ultimately terminated a decorated employee in order to chill growing concerns about his leadership, and then successfully solicited the University President, Provost and Board of Regents to enforce his intended message in order … Read More

“HR will throw your confidentiality right in the trash.” Deep mistrust of Human Resources reported by staff.

Survey respondents overwhelmingly report mistrust of the Human Resources department of the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Data shown represents opt-in survey respondents who identified as faculty or staff who have interacted with Human Resources at any point in the prior 2 years. The most common complaints among survey respondents and interviewees are: Lack of confidentiality … Read More

Ethics reports submitted to Human Resources but nothing done, according to staff

Oklahoma State University has processes in place to allow employees to “confidentially report activities that may involve criminal, unethical, or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of OSU policies,” but more than a dozen current and former CVM staff members shared first-hand experiences which they believe proves that the process is unreliable regarding the College of … Read More

“Main Campus HR is a revolving door.” OSU administrator outside CVM shares thoughts.

We recently spoke with a person who holds the title “Director” in another department – outside the College of Veterinary Medicine – on the Stillwater campus of Oklahoma State University. This person, who asked us not to share their identify for fear of retaliation, regularly works with OSU leadership and shared “outside looking in” views … Read More