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Source: Grand Forks Herald, April 15, 1993
 

UNIVERSITY CULTURAL SERVICES UND OFFICIAL QUITS UNDER CLOUD
Steve Schmidt, Herald Staff Writer

Toni Scott, a UND cultural services coordinator who has suspended because of student complaints, submitted her resignation Wednesday .

Personnel Director Fred MacGregor said Scott will leave UND June 30 and will stay on the payroll until then with a different assignment in student affairs. He gave no details.

Her resignation came the day that Gene Kemper, UND's acting vice president of academic affairs, was ready to issue a ruling on the outcome of a preliminary hearing on complaints against Scott.

MacGregor earlier in the said he expected Kemper, the hearing officer to rule that there was reasonable cause to ask for Scott's dismissal.

The nature of complaints against her was never publicized by UND officials, because of the federal family privacy laws affecting student records, they said.

Scott also declined comment.

MacGregor said the administration's conclusions from the closed hearing weren't filed as a public record with the personnel office. He said it didn't seem necessary to file Kemper's findings, once Scott turned in a letter of resignation.

He said he was not aware of any pressure by UND to force her to resign, and her letter gave no specific reasons other than her desire to leave the campus.

Scott whose salary is $25,864, was suspended with pay on Feb. 1 by Dean of Students Lillian Elsinga.

Since August 1991, Scott had worked under Elsinga as coordinator of cultural programs for African Asian and Hispanic-American students. The programs are based at the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center.