Liberty University’s Board of Trustees approves third-party independent investigation of alleged sexual assaults

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — During their fall meeting on Friday, Liberty University’s Board of Trustees authorized President Jerry Prevo to engage a third party to independently assess allegations of sexual assault in an effort to make things right with the Jane Doe Title IX plaintiffs.

Prevo was at the board meeting on Friday, Nov. 5 and stated the institution would not wait until the reviews were complete in order to take positive actions.

The university president noted “positive actions” already underway include the installation of 1,000 security cameras across the university’s campus and the installation of emergency “blue light boxes” in key locations. The Trustees fully support these installations which are estimated to cost more than $8.5 million.

“The whole world knows that the last year has been challenging for Liberty University,” said Board Chairman Evangelist Tim Lee. “What they may not know is that these challenges are only making us stronger. This has become a banner year for Liberty University.”

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