In the months since President Joe Biden announced the hiring of UConn president Teresa Sullivan as the U.S. secretary of commerce, she’s been the subject of a steady stream of media coverage about her role in the administration.
But the press has yet to ask the key questions about Sullivan’s job at the company that’s been at the center of a controversy over sexual harassment allegations against her, including how the company’s new president, John Thienen, and the administration’s handling of the matter.
Sullivan and the company have been accused of sexual harassment by a number of women.
Sullivan has denied the allegations.
But in an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota last month, Thienens chief of staff, Andrew J. Wahl, said he did not know whether Sullivan would be asked to testify or otherwise discuss the issue.
Sullivan did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the coverage of her role, nor did Thieneng.
The issue of sexual misconduct has been the backdrop of a heated national debate in recent months, with some people suggesting that women who come forward should be punished.
A Senate committee investigating the issue, which has been in the works for nearly a year, has been meeting every day since May.
While the Senate’s inquiry has not produced any specific findings of wrongdoing, the hearings have prompted a series of other questions, including whether there is any merit to the idea that sexual harassment and assault are widespread within the UCC, and how the department has handled allegations against Thienener.
In an interview last month with CNN, Sullivan said she felt compelled to speak out because of the controversy over her role.
“There are some who feel the UCO needs to be more transparent in its leadership and leadership is being shamed,” Sullivan said.
“There are people that feel that they should not be able to speak.
And so, I felt I had to speak up because I am personally a victim of this and it affects my family and my business and my people.”
She added, “I do not feel comfortable with people not wanting to hear what I have to say because I know there are people in the business who feel it.”
In an earlier interview with Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Thienienens spokeswoman said, “It’s a shame that we’re not being heard.
But that doesn’t make it OK.”
She also said that the company had recently hired an outside counsel to conduct an investigation into the matter and that the UCONN board had decided to fire Sullivan and the president, Joe Biden.
The UConn business administration has been tasked with coordinating the Uconn Business Administration with its corporate offices in Washington, D.C., and with other parts of the UCT administration, including its legal and policy divisions.
Sullivan is the CEO of UCONNA, the company with a corporate headquarters in Washington that manages all of UCC’s commercial real estate and a number the company leases.
The office of UCO, meanwhile, is located in Connecticut, and Thieneneens office is in Rhode Island.
The two offices work together to manage all of the company�s commercial real property and to develop, implement and manage the UCoA�s strategic plan.
Thienens office oversees the UOFA, which manages the UOC, which oversees the business operations of UCTA and its affiliates.
Sullivan, who was appointed to the job in April, is also responsible for UCO�s governance, including the UOOA, which handles all UCOA�t�s real estate holdings and the UCA, which controls all UCT�s business operations.
Sullivan said she has not yet spoken with Thienner about the sexual harassment issue.
She did not respond to CNN’s request for additional information about Thienensen�s role at UConn and the hiring process.
A statement released by Thienanens office on Thursday said, in part, “While there is no evidence that UCO is being held accountable for any wrongdoing, there is a growing sense that UCON’s leadership needs to work together with the business community to address issues that have been identified.”
Thienenens office also released a statement saying, “The UCO Business Administration is in the process of reviewing the circumstances surrounding Teresa Sullivan�s hiring and will make any further comment at that time.”CNN’s Dana Bash contributed to this report.