TULSA, Okla. - The suspension of University of Tulsa athletic director Ross Parmley because he is part of an FBI gambling investigation has many wondering how it happened in the first place.
Lynn Flinn is president of The Rowland Group, a professional staffing agency in Tulsa.
She says every company has made mistakes in the hiring process.
Flinn says, "We've all made our hiring mistakes. We've all not vetted our candidates quite as well as we would have liked to and usually there are things where we can look back in the process and see where we made a mistake in this and ask what could we have done any better."
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Parmley was placed on paid suspension after being called an "admitted gambler" by the FBI.
Federal court documents indicate that Parmley paid Oklahoma City bookie Teddy Mitchell $1,782.00.
Federal court records show that Mitchell has been charged.
Parmley has not been charged.
Parmley was named Director of Athletics at The University of Tulsa on January 19, 2012.
Three months before that, he served as the school's interim athletics director.
Parmley is the second TU employee to find himself in hot water with the school.
TU fired then-president Geoffrey Orsak in September, but refused to disclose the reason for Orsak's termination.
Former president Steadman Upham has since returned to the university and is currently serving as president.