Stanford Dean Resigns Amid Suit Over Relationship

September 15, 2015

Garth Saloner is resigning as dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University amid allegations over his relationship with a faculty member, The Wall Street Journal reported. Stanford is being sued by a former professor who says he was dismissed while Saloner had a relationship with the former professor's wife, also a professor. Stanford has denied wrongdoing and said that there were no conflicts of interest, and that the former professor's dismissal was for legitimate reasons -- namely taking too many leaves of absence. Saloner sent an email to faculty members and others, saying, “I have become increasingly concerned that the ongoing litigation and growing media interest will distract all of you from the important work that you are doing and unfairly impact this stellar school’s deserved reputation.”

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