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Ethics complaint against former Oregon State president will be dismissed

An ethics complaint against former Oregon State University President F. King Alexander will be automatically dismissed. (Photo by Frank Miller, Oregon State University.)

Former Oregon State University President F. King Alexander won’t face any consequences for using university attorneys to respond to a probe into Louisiana State University’s handling of campus rape allegations during his tenure there. 

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted 3-2 Friday morning to dismiss a complaint against Alexander. The vote ultimately didn’t matter, however, because state law requires 5 votes in favor of any commission action. 

The complaint will be automatically dismissed on Thursday, 181 days after the commission agreed to begin an investigation.

In a preliminary report, commission staff had recommended that the group find that Alexander  . . .