The previous chancellor of California State College, Joseph I. Castro, had a “blind spot” a couple of pal charged with harassment, stated a report issued Thursday, the Los Angeles Instances reported.
The report involved Castro’s conduct when he was president of Cal State’s campus at Fresno. The pal was Frank Lamas, who was employed as a campus vp for scholar life and later was accused in 9 reviews of sexual harassment, bullying and office retaliation from 2014 to 2019, in keeping with the findings of the report.
Castro’s “failure to extra rigorously deal with reviews of Lamas’ alleged misconduct as they surfaced was a notable issue that negatively impacted the effectiveness of the campus’ responses,” the report stated.
Lamas left the college in 2020 with a $260,000 fee and a letter of advice from Castro as half a settlement that was licensed by the CSU chancellor on the time. Three weeks later, Castro was named chancellor of the system.
Revelations in regards to the settlement led to Castro’s resignation in February.
Lamas was not out there for remark, however he has beforehand denied wrongdoing.
In a press release Thursday, Castro disputed the report, saying he had made choices based mostly on the recommendation of the earlier chancellor and Cal State’s basic counsel, amongst others. “I’ve been a steadfast champion for gender fairness all through my profession and can redouble my efforts on this necessary space going ahead,” Castro stated.