Incidents at California State University - San Marcos

Total: 1


Incident 8724

Status: Resolved
Person: Chetan Kumar
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Business
Specific Discipline: Information Systems
Outcome Year: 2020
Outcome Category: Other
Specific Outcome: "In an investigative report obtained by Voice of San Diego through a Public Records Act request, officials at the school found Kumar sexually harassed his former teacher’s aide and acted unprofessionally with three other students during the 2019 fall semester. He complimented their looks. He texted and emailed them to ask them out to coffee, dinner or beach walks. He hugged three of them. He offered to console three of them when they were feeling down. He pressured two of them into closed-door meetings in his office. He asked two of them about their sex lives. All of the women told investigators they felt he was seeking out a romantic or sexual relationship.

Officials determined that the incidents violated school policies and state education code. In November, the university told Kumar he would be fired on those grounds.

But the employee union that represents faculty members in the CSU system quickly appealed, and university officials ultimately agreed to settle the case if Kumar agreed to drop the appeal and stop talking to the women who complained."
Last updated: Aug 10, 2021 7:11 pm