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Willie J. Heggins

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Education
Specific Discipline: Higher Education and K-12
Outcome Year: 2003
Outcome Category: Official Warning / Reprimand; Training / Counseling Required
Quote: "In October 2003, a graduate student complained that the chairman of her graduate dissertation committee had made sexual comments and overtures toward her, including advances at a Moscow nightclub. The professor, Willie Heggins, denied the allegation and said he was misunderstood. The CHR found he did engage in unwelcome behavior, as well as a "pattern and practice" of comments about sex and the appearance of his female students, and that he engaged in a sexual relationship with the wife of a student in one of his classes. His supervisors wrote him a "Letter of Concern and Counseling" in July 2004 requiring him to attend training, refrain from using alcohol with students, and follow all university policies. He remains at WSU."

SOURCE: Shawn Vestal Staff writer. (September 3, 2006 Sunday). Assault cases confront tenure; WSU suit strains evolving policies. Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA).
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