CU Business Dean Accused Of Gender Discrimination To Resign

· Aug. 31, 2016, 1:57 pm

The dean of University of Colorado's business school is resigning from his position amid allegations of gender discrimination.

The Daily Camera reports David Ikenberry said in a resignation letter Monday he thinks the Leeds School of Business "needs a fresh start." Ikenberry will remain in his post until Senior Vice Provost Bill Kaempfer takes over as interim dean sometime this semester.

Ikenberry's decision comes after CU paid $40,000 to settle allegations from a staffer who accused the dean of discriminating against her for being female and over the age of 40.

The federal gender discrimination complaint is one of three filed against the school. One is still pending and another was dismissed in April.

Ikenberry says supporting people of various backgrounds has been a "cornerstone" of his leadership.

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