Incidents at Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green

Total: 12


Incident 8762

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Outcome Year: 2021
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: "Case D, from the 2021 request, dealt with Muhammad Sajjad, visiting assistant professor in physics and astronomy, who was “discontinued” and ineligible for rehire because a violation of policy was found. According to the records, the student told Hayes that she was standing by Sajjad’s desk in the classroom behind the computer, and Sajjad was standing beside her, and his genitals were hitting her outer thigh. She clarified that Sajjad rubbed his genitals against her thigh in a side to side movement. Hayes asked how long Sajjad rubbed himself against her. She said Sajjad rubbed himself against her the entire time she was alphabetizing the exams, which took about five minutes."
Last updated: Sep 28, 2021 11:25 am

Incident 8758

Status: Resolved
Person: Bryan Carson
Role: Administrator
Position: Coordinator of Research Instruction Grants and Assessment
Discipline:
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "Case G, from the 2021 records request, investigated a complaint that was received on Jan. 31, 2018, about Bryan Carson, coordinator of research instruction, grants and assessment. The complaint was in response to recurring incidents after a complaint against Carson in 2011. Based on the record, Carson made female employees and students feel unsafe around him. On Feb. 28, 2018, Carson resigned and was listed as ineligible for rehire at WKU. He then went to work at Missouri Valley College."
Last updated: Sep 24, 2021 8:06 am

Incident 8756

Status: Resolved
Person: Keith Clark
Role: Administrator
Position: Senior Academic Advisor
Discipline:
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "Case F, from the 2021 request, involved Keith Clark, a senior academic advisor, who WKU found had violated the sexual misconduct policy in 2018 after a complaint was filed on March 18. Clark had been sending Facebook messages to a University of Louisville employee from March 13-17. He sent the employee a video of him “spanking/paddling” himself. He also sent her a photo of him bent over a stool, wearing an apron, spanking his bare bottom with a paddle. Clark resigned from the university."
Last updated: Sep 21, 2021 11:49 am

Incident 8760

Status: Resolved
Person: Ron Mitchell
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Business
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "Case A, from the 2021 request, investigated Ron Mitchell, an associate professor at WKU. On Oct. 3, 2017, Lisa Schneider, assistant to Athletics Director Todd Stewart, called Joshua Hayes to tell him about an issue with Mitchell and a female student. According to the documents WKU provided, Mitchell invited the student to his house for lunch. He picked her up from Diddle Arena, took her to a “big house,” went to a restaurant and then went to a different house. At the second house, Mitchell massaged her legs, back and feet, and continuously told her to release. During the massage, he told her that her clothes were dirty and that she needed to change into clothes he had for her. She said no. The student said no to the massage when he reached her upper thigh. She said Mitchell unfastened her bra, according to the documents, even though she said no. In an in-person conversation with Schneider and the student, Hayes asked how the student remained calm, she typed the answer on her phone: “I felt sick. But I was scared so I could not say no.” Mitchell resigned from the university on Oct. 18, 2017."
Last updated: Sep 21, 2021 12:03 pm

Incident 7905

Status: Resolved
Person: NAME UNKNOWN
Role: Faculty
Position:
Discipline: unknown
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned. See bottom of linked article.
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 7907

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Music
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: "Kallstrom, a university distinguished professor in WKU’s Music Department," ..." was found to have violated university policy, and he longer works at WKU"
Last updated: Sep 21, 2021 11:50 am

Incident 7909

Status: Resolved
Person: NAME UNKNOWN
Role: Faculty
Position:
Discipline: unknown
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned. See bottom of linked article.
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 7910

Status: Resolved
Person: NAME UNKNOWN
Role: Faculty
Position:
Discipline: unknown
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned. See bottom of linked article.
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 8764

Status: Resolved
Person: Brent Fisk
Role:
Position: Senior Circulation Assistant
Discipline: Library
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2015
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: "Case E, from the 2016 request, investigated a complaint that was filed against Brent Fisk, visual and performing arts library senior circulation assistant. According to the complaint, Fisk left his Pinterest ac-count open showing naked — “specifically topless” — women on March 25, 2014. The incident was considered inappropriate use of WKU technology. Co-workers said they felt uncomfortable around him since they were the same age and “type” of women in the images Fisk had been looking at. From the documents provided, it is not clear whether Fisk resigned or was terminated from the university, but he did not continue to work at WKU after 2015."
Last updated: Sep 21, 2021 12:03 pm

Incident 8754

Status: Resolved
Person: Steve Briggs
Role: Administrator
Position: Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life
Discipline:
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2015
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "Case D, from the 2016 request, involved Steve Briggs, assistant director of Housing and Residence Life, who WKU found had violated the university’s sexual misconduct policy after an informal complaint filed by a female student on Nov. 12, 2014. A university employee complained that Briggs rubbed her arm and poked her arm in the hallway, then approached her from behind and rested his hands on her hips. When she moved away, Briggs said, “It’s just me.” On Sep. 9, 2015, Briggs submitted a letter of resignation."
Last updated: Sep 21, 2021 11:47 am

Incident 7906

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Director of the Kentucky Library & Museum
Discipline: Other
Specific Discipline: Library and Information Sciences
Outcome Year: 2014
Outcome Category: Retired
Specific Outcome: "Mullin’s case file indicates he was allowed to retire (though it is not clear when because the date of his retirement memo is redacted) after complaints surfaced of him sexually harassing male students and belittling and berating the female employees he supervised."
Last updated: Jun 16, 2021 6:53 pm

Incident 7908

Status: Resolved
Role: Administrator
Position: Assistant Director of Student Activities
Discipline:
Specific Discipline: Student Affairs
Outcome Year: 2014
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: "The investigation found that Johnson did in fact violate WKU’s Standards of Conduct Policy and Discrimination and Harassment Policy, in addition to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Johnson is no longer employed by the university, Anderson told the Daily News."
Last updated: Sep 21, 2021 11:39 am