Former MSU Dean to serve one year in jail

Aug 8, 2019

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   One year. That’s how long the former dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine was sentenced to spend in jail. 

William Strampel

William Strampel was sentenced Wednesday for two misdemeanors and one felony. He was convicted of a felony for using his position as dean to try to get sexual favors from female students.

During sentencing, Strampel’s attorney argued that Strampel has multiple women on his side – and his good characteristics should not be ignored.

Judge Joyce Draganchuk decided Strampel’s sentence. She said she was disappointed Strampel didn’t express sorrow for the impact his behavior had on the victims.

“Now maybe you don’t oppress all women, but in this case you oppressed these women.”

Strampel was also convicted of two misdemeanors. A jury determined that he did not properly oversee Larry Nassar – the ex MSU sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for decades.