Incidents at University of California – Riverside

Total: 4

Incident 8854

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specific Discipline: Sociology
Outcome Year: 2021
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: "On Thursday, November 18, 2021, after considering consistent recommendations of the UC Riverside Academic Senate Committee on Privilege and Tenure, Chancellor Wilcox, and President Drake, the Board of Regents voted to dismiss a tenured member of the Department of Sociology, Dr. Augustine Kposowa, for violating the Faculty Code of Conduct due to sexual misconduct with a student over whom he had academic responsibility. Upon recommendation by the UCR Committee on Privilege and Tenure and Chancellor Wilcox, President Drake also denied Dr. Kposowa emeritus status."
Last updated: Apr 22, 2022 2:16 pm

Incident 7653

Status: Resolved
Role: Administrator
Position: Vice Chancellor
Discipline: Education, Student Affairs
Specific Discipline: Student Affairs
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Retired
Specific Outcome: Retired after being encouraged to take leave in relation to sexual harassment investigation.
Last updated: May 31, 2019 11:38 am

Incident 7652

Status: Resolved
Person: Eric Buskirk
Role: Administrator
Position: Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Placed on leave, resigned.
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 7680

Status: Ongoing
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, English Writing Humanities
Specific Discipline: English Writing Humanities
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Other
Specific Outcome: Found to have violated sexual misconduct policy by independent firm. Finding of sexual misconduct later rejected by faculty senate hearing committee. Fired - lawsuit ongoing.
Last updated: Jun 12, 2019 8:05 am