Statement on allegations involving faculty member

Oct. 4, 2020


Dear Members of the University Community—

Earlier this week the university was made aware of allegations on social media about a member of our faculty. We are deeply troubled by what we’ve learned so far and immediately launched an investigation. While we can tell you the employee at the center of these allegations is on leave and not in the classroom, we are unable to comment further in order to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation. We share your concern about the potential impact on our community members. Colleagues around the university are offering support for impacted individuals and we will continue to do so.

James W. Dean Jr.

Nadine Petty
Associate Vice President for Community, Equity