Presidents of Iowa’s three public universities will review policies governing the reporting of child abuse, the Iowa state Board of Regents said Thursday.
The regents, citing a request from Gov. Terry Branstad, asked the presidents to report the results of the reviews at February’s board meeting at Iowa State University in Ames.
Last week, Branstad said he wants to ensure the universities are appropriately handling allegations of sexual abuse, following the Penn State University sexual abuse scandal.
Penn State’s governing board fired the university president and football coach Joe Paterno in November after criminal charges were filed against a former assistant coach accused of sexually assaulting eight boys.