Over half of former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s 119 recommendations are said to have been completed, according to a release today on the university’s progress website.
In the second progress report on the recommendations, 44 are marked as “Complete or Substantially Complete,” 17 are marked “Ongoing and Continuous” and 58 are “In Progress and On Track.”
The release explains that the recommendations marked "ongoing" are considered complete because “by their nature, the university’s response to such recommendations will be ongoing.” According to the update, examples of ongoing recommendations include ones that call for “continuous improvement” across the university, or the more general focuses on “transparency.”
This update compares with the 40 recommendations that were considered complete in the progress update released Oct. 10. In that update, 75 were marked in progress and four were ongoing, or with an initial step complete. Both updates so far note that none of the recommendations are behind schedule or require intervention. The second update also does not explicitly state that any recommendations will not be followed.
This release also comes after the Nov. 16 Board of Trustees meeting where Senior Vice President for Finance and Business David Gray said there had been 46 completed recommendations and 13 ongoing.
With regard to this issue, university spokesman David La Torre wrote in an email that some of the complete recommendations were reviewed further and were "deemed to be more accurately described as ongoing."
Read Thursday's edition of The Daily Collegian for more details.