Category: Breaking

Former Title IX coordinator files lawsuit against UVU

Reporting by: McKhelyn Jones & Kimberly Bojorquez Melissa Frost, UVU’s former Title IX coordinator, is suing the school for wrongful termination in retaliation for whistleblowing on university practices, according to documents filed at the Third District Court in Salt Lake County May 8. According to Scott Trotter, senior director of communication, UVU leaders took “immediate action” to review her retaliation claim June 9, 2017. The lawsuit claims that Frost was wrongfully terminated under the “Whistleblowers Act.” Her complaint states that the university terminated her employment in retaliation to her reporting the university’s noncompliance to state and federal laws to...

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Astrid Tuminez selected as UVU’s first female president

Photo by Kimberly Bojorquez   The Utah State Board of Regents selected Astrid Tuminez as UVU’s next university president, April 20 at Centre Stage. “She’s been proven to be an adynamic and effective leader across academic, non-profit, public policy and corporate sectors,” said Daniel Campbell, chairman of the state’s Board of Regents. “She is focused on bridging gaps in education and opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. We look forward to our future association with President Tuminez.” Tuminez currently acts as a regional director for Microsoft. Prior to arriving at the tech company, she worked as the...

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