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Incidents at Humboldt State University

Total: 2

Incident 8619

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: unknown
Discipline: unknown
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2020
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Quote: "Humboldt State University said they have concluded their administrative investigation into anonymous allegations of faculty misconduct, in which a faculty member was accused of soliciting students for paid sex, according to HSU.

Upon discovery of the allegation, the university said they took immediate steps to protect students from harm, and the employee subject to the investigation is no longer employed at HSU."
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Incident 8851

Status: Resolved
Person: John Lee
Role: Administrator
Position: Dean
Discipline: Education
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Other
Quote: "In 2016, California State University's Humboldt campus fired a dean after determining he groped and tried to forcibly kiss two female colleagues.

Back-to-back investigations found evidence of four such incidents, one of which was corroborated by an eyewitness.

The dean, John Lee, denied the allegations but lost his appeal. His office was emptied. But that was not the end of Lee's time at the nation's largest public university system.

Less than six months after his firing, Humboldt leaders reinstated Lee as a tenured professor making the maximum salary in the college he once led, in a predominantly female department, as part of the same faculty as the women he was found to have groped."
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