The review is completed jointly by Josey Bathke, Director of University Employee and Labor Relations, and Tiffini Stevenson Earl, Compliance Specialist and ADA Coordinator.
and Stevenson Earl conduct a review of the Field Hockey program.
Excerpt from the final report outlining the review:
"The individual(s) who reported concerns to the Department of Athletics requested to remain anonymous during the review and requested that Bathke
and Stevenson Earl not address any concerns that would/could potentially identify a specific SA.
and Stevenson Earl honored these requests and proceeded to assess the overall environment/climate of the FH
program to determine if there were any university policy violations.
and Stevenson Earl conducted approximately 40 interviews during the review.
The interviews were with current SAs, former SAs (noted that several former SAs did not respond), coaches (current and former), Department of Athletics administrators, parents of SAs, and university faculty members."
While the final report had not been passed along to Barta yet, conversations had taken place between Barta and Bathke
and Stevenson Earl about the review and the findings that there had been no policy violations by Griesbaum
Gary Barta sends an email to Bathke
and Stevenson Earl asking about how to break the news to the single complainant that the school was retaining Griesbaum:
"Bathke and Stevenson Earl considered all available information and reviewed the totality of circumstances and concluded that there was insufficient evidence presented to substantiate a violation of university policy; however, Bathke and Stevenson Earl have serious concerns about the communication within the Field Hockey Program, the perceptions of some SAs of program requirements/written and unwritten rules and the head coach, and the relationship between some SAs and the head coach.