The recent conviction of athletic department staff at Kansas University should raise one question: where was the oversight?
As the Washington Post reported: "Seven people have been caught in the investigation into the unlawful sale of football and basketball season tickets by key athletics department officials to ticket brokers and others, in which the employees pocketed the money."
This successful effort to steal more than $2 million went on for five years! Huh? Where were the policies and what kind of system enables such success? I would suggest that while the thieves must now pay back the mnoney they stole (and then some), the University Athletics Department and maybe the University has some accountability work to do as well. By the way, all the thieves weren't just line staff -- they had responsibility for the tickets and funds.
Maybe this is a really good wake-up call that all nonprofits, that present such opportunities, should pay attention to.