An investigation was completed by outside experts for the UI into a pair of anonymous emails sent to members of the university's academic Senates Conference, in connection with an enrollment management initiative. Conducted by Jones Day and Duff & Phelps, the investigation concluded there was no evidence of hacking or vulnerabilities in the network and concluded that the emails were drafted on and sent from the laptop of Lisa Troyer, the former chief of staff to the president, and that the laptop was in her possession at the time the emails were created and sent.
"The investigative team has made a thorough examination of the facts on which to base its conclusions," UI President Michael J. Hogan said. "This was a disappointing event, and we have taken the necessary steps to address it."
UI Board of Trustees Chair Christopher G. Kennedy said that the "misguided attempt by one individual to sway opinion" must not distract the university community from important work around the enrollment management initiative.
Troyer had served as the president's chief of staff since July 2010.
The full report and related documents are online.