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Incidents at University of California – Davis

Total: 14


Incident 9012

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Spanish and Portuguese
Outcome Year: 2023
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Quote: "UC-Berkeley’s Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination conducted three separate Title IX investigations on the case — in 2019, 2021, and 2022. All found that she had either harassed Clover or violated orders not to contact him. Del Valle is on paid administrative leave, banned from teaching, advising, and entering nonpublic parts of the campus. "
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Incident 7532

Status: Resolved
Person: Karl Kjer
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Life Sciences, Entomology
Specific Discipline: Entomology
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Criminal Plea / Conviction, Resigned
Quote: Resigned after pornography found on work computer; sentenced to three years probation for secret filming that occurred while he was a professor at Rutgers
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Incident 8335

Status: Resolved
Person: NAME UNKNOWN
Role: Faculty
Position: unknown
Discipline: unknown
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Quote: Fourth month suspension without pay
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Incident 7632

Status: Resolved
Person: NAME UNKNOWN
Role: Administrator
Position: Responsible for International Fundraising
Discipline:
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Resigned, Retired
Quote: "A Title IX investigation substantiated allegations that a former male employee in charge of international fundraising had made numerous advances toward a female subordinate through late-night personal phone calls and text messages, and isolated her in the office where they worked. The report stated that the male employee said he was "flabbergasted" by the allegations and denied inappropriate intentions on account of his sexual orientation. Before the investigation was concluded, the male employee resigned or retired and chose a lump-sum cash payout, making him ineligible for future career reappointment."
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Incident 7633

Status: Resolved
Role: Administrator
Position: Chief Administrative Officer
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Agriculture
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Committed Suicide
Quote: "The tale of how Col. Christopher De Los Santos came to kill himself on Oct. 11, 2015"

"received an email ... telling him he was being placed on administrative leave for two weeks due to a “possible violation” of the school’s sexual harassment and sexual violence policy"
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Incident 7635

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Symphony Conductor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Music
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Quote: "Christian Baldini, conductor of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, is on unpaid administrative leave after a university investigation found he engaged in unwanted sexual conduct toward an undergraduate student"

"Baldini, 39, was suspended for four months, beginning in December, and cannot be on university property without special permission."
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Incident 8329

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Food Science and Technology
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Resigned
Quote: Resigned after investigation - still listed as Emeritus on UC Davis website
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Incident 8334

Status: Resolved
Person: NAME UNKNOWN
Role: Faculty
Position: unknown
Discipline: unknown
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Quote: One month suspension without pay
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Incident 8331

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Life Sciences
Specific Discipline: Nutrition and Environmental Toxicology
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Resigned
Quote: Resigned after investigation
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Incident 8332

Status: Resolved
Person: NAME UNKNOWN
Role: Coach
Position: Volunteer Coach
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Quote: Terminated
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Incident 8333

Status: Resolved
Person: NAME UNKNOWN
Role: Faculty
Position: unknown
Discipline: unknown
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Fine / Salary Reduction, No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Quote: 9 month monetary sanction and "not reappointed"
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Incident 7634

Status: Resolved
Person: David Barton
Role: Faculty
Position: Assistant Clinical Professor, Assistant Professor
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences
Specific Discipline: Medicine
Outcome Year: 2015
Outcome Category: Resigned, Training / Counseling Required
Quote: Counseled for sexual harassment in 2012, mediation recommended in 2015. left position in 2015.
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Incident 7631

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Music
Outcome Year: 1997
Outcome Category: Barred From Leadership or Honorary Position(s), Suspended / Leave / Restrictions, Training / Counseling Required
Quote: D. Kern Holoman, the former longtime conductor of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and music instructor, was stripped of his distinguished professor and emeritus titles Monday after allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted a college freshman 30 years ago."

"In 1997, Holoman was suspended for a month for unprofessional conduct in another case that did not involve Gray, according to Topousis. That suspension was documented in a UC Davis letter obtained through a public records request filed by The Davis Enterprise, which first reported Gray’s allegations Tuesday.

The 1997 letter didn’t spell out the offense, but warned that any future finding that the professor violated campus sexual harassment policy or the Faculty Code of Conduct could result in his dismissal. It said Holoman had to agree to professional counseling."
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Incident 7674

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Bioscience
Outcome Year: 1994
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award, Resigned
Quote: Resigned just before firing and lawsuit against university settled.
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