Email shows support for Title IX at UNA

by Life Editor Tyler Hargett

In response to the “Jane Doe” lawsuit, former Shared Governance Executive Committee Chair Scott Infanger sent a campus wide email that said, “UNA acted appropriately and did everything possible to protect and help the student.”

Infanger said both he and current chair Lee Renfroe received briefings on UNA’s actions against former marketing professor David Dickerson and believes the university conformed to Title IX policy in protecting the former student.

“We (the Chairs) are relieved to know that as soon as the university learned about a visiting professor’s alleged misconduct, the administration took swift action to prevent further misconduct,” he said. “We are confident that UNA acted appropriately and did everything possible to protect and help the student.”

Infanger said he supports Title IX and what it does for the campus.

“While it is lamentable that such a situation should arise at any point, especially when it involves the safety and security of our students, we affirm that the Title IX policy and system at UNA works and protects our community,” he said.

Stick with The Flor-Ala for updates on the “Jane Doe” lawsuit.