University is not above the law, should honor transparency, Oklahoma coalition leader says

The executive director of Freedom of Information Oklahoma is calling on the University of Oklahoma to be more transparent after the school refused to release reports regarding donor data and allegations of sexual misconduct by a former university president.

“The University of Oklahoma has neither the responsibility nor the right to determine what is in the public’s interest,” Andy Moore said. “In fact, the University has a long and well-documented history of ignoring the Open Records and Open Meetings Act in order to hide their actions from public view. Rather than acting like they are above the law, the University should uphold their ethical and legal obligation to transparency in their operations.”

NonDoc filed a lawsuit against the university, asking the court to release copies from the Jones Day law firm. The university claims the documents are exempt from the state’s Open Records Act.