UW-Whitewater cannot collect from ex-dean

by E Wayne Ross on September 9, 2009

State Journal: Judge: UW-Whitewater cannot collect from ex-dean

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater cannot sue a former dean accused of misusing school money because it waited too long and failed to prove any purchases were for his personal benefit, a judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller last week threw out the university’s countersuit against former College of Letters and Sciences Dean Howard Ross. The judge ordered a trial on Ross’ claims that he was singled out by a racist auditor and later demoted because he is black.