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Timeline: Former dean Strampel's involvement at MSU, alleged misconduct

April 5, 2018
Former MSU dean William Strampel speaks with judge Richard D. Ball over video in the courtroom at the 54-B District Court on March 27. Strampel faces four charges, misconduct in office, a five-year felony, two counts of willful neglect of duty and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Former MSU dean William Strampel speaks with judge Richard D. Ball over video in the courtroom at the 54-B District Court on March 27. Strampel faces four charges, misconduct in office, a five-year felony, two counts of willful neglect of duty and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. —
Photo by Matt Schmucker | The State News


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Former Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine William Strampel was arrested March 26 and faces four charges. His charges include fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony count of misconduct in office and two misdemeanors of willful neglect.

His arraignment was March 27. As a result, there is a $25,000 personal recognizance bond and Strampel is not to have contact with alleged victims, witnesses or current or former MSU medical students. He is also not to travel out of state.

Here's a timeline of Strampel's involvement at MSU and of the dates alleged in the court affidavit, which details the four charges.

April 15, 2002 

Strampel’s appointment, approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, as the dean of the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine becomes effective.

2010 

In the affidavit from March 27, 2018, Nicole Eastman, who came forward publicly as Victim 4, alleges she was grabbed on the buttocks by Strampel at the college’s annual ball.

2011

In the affidavit, Victim 2, a student at the time, alleges she is barraged by Strampel with derogatory comments about her appearance after being instructed by Strampel to turn around twice so he can observe her whole body.

2013

In the affidavit, Victim 2 was called into Strampels office and alleges she was again told by Strampel to turn around so he could observe her body. She alleges Strampel said, “What do I have to do to teach you to be submissive and subordinate to men?”

2014 

In the affidavit, Victim 2 alleges Strampel grabbed her buttocks while posing for a photo at an event to acknowledge scholarship winners at the University Club.

Months later at a luncheon, she also alleges she asked Strampel to stop staring at her chest and instead look at her face and he said, "Eye candy is eye candy."

Also in the affidavit, Victim 3 alleges Strampel advised her to become a centerfold model after she failed an exam twice.

Strampel also allegedly suggested a deal with the student: If he allowed her to take the exam for a third time, she would have to do anything he asked of her. In the affidavit, Victim 3 said given the context, she was aware she was being asked for sexual acts in this deal.

April 2014

MSU’s Title IX office begins an investigation into ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar after a female student comes forward about sexual abuse at the hands of Nassar. 

June 2014

Nassar emails for consent from Strampel to continue seeing patients amid the Title IX investigation. Strampel gives the OK.

July 28, 2014

Strampel receives an email with a final Title IX report from the investigation, which requires new guidelines for Nassar when he treats patients.

June 29, 2017 

In the affidavit, Victim 1, a medical student in the college aged 26 at the time, was allegedly told by Strampel in a meeting that 26-year-old women can “put-out” for 20 minutes with an old man for a free vacation. Also, he allegedly commented on the difficulty of sending nude photos, which the victim interpreted as a request for nude photos.

Dec. 14, 2017 

Strampel steps down from his position as dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical leave.

Feb. 2, 2018 

A computer from Strampel’s office on campus is seized under search warrant by special agent investigators from the Attorney General’s office. Approximately 50 pornographic images, many of which thought to be of MSU students because of their MSU clothing, are found. 

Among additional pornographic videos, a video of Nassar performing “treatment” on a young female patient is found.

Feb. 9, 2018

Interim president John Engler files a request to the Office of the Provost to begin terminating Strampel's employment at MSU. 

March 26, 2018

Strampel is arrested.

March 27, 2018 

Strampel is arraigned on charges of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony count of misconduct in office and two misdemeanors of willful neglect in East Lansing’s 54B District Court via video conference.

May 3, 2018

This is when Strampel is scheduled for a preliminary exam at 9 a.m. in 54B District Court.

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