Kennesaw State Places Advising Director on Leave

May 18, 2015

Kennesaw State University announced Friday that it has placed Abby Dawson, director of advising and internships in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, on administrative leave. On Thursday, a video went viral showing an academic adviser -- Dawson -- threatening to call security on a student as he allegedly waited for assistance. The student also said via Twitter that the adviser canceled previous attempts to meet and was unhelpful when he tried asking her questions over email. The student's complaint and video attracted widespread attention at Kennesaw State and elsewhere.

Kennesaw State's Friday statement said that the university would conduct a full investigation into what happened.

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