Four months since the release of the Wainstein report, the public finally learned what many already assumed — former faculty chairwoman Jan Boxill and the University have severed ties. Boxill resigned from UNC effective Feb. 28.
She did not respond to request for comment Thursday.
Boxill, who also served as the director of the Parr Center for Ethics until October, was given a notice of the University’s intent to fire her from Provost Jim Dean on Oct. 22 — the day of the Wainstein report’s release.
“I write this letter with genuine and deep regret. You have been a well-regarded teacher, mentor, colleague and leader in the University community for many years,” Dean said. “However, your record of outstanding service does not outweigh your profoundly flawed and unethical acts recounted in the Wainstein report.”
On the day the report was released, Chancellor Carol Folt said at least nine employees would face disciplinary action for their role in the Wainstein report.
UNC-system President Tom Ross, who was forced to resign in January, also promised one employee at another UNC campus would face disciplinary action.
Boxill’s is the fourth employee case to close. Beyond Boxill, former athletic counselor Jaimie Lee’s, former athletic counselor Beth Bridger’s and former African, African American and Diaspora Studies professor Tim McMillan’s cases have been resolved in the four months since the report’s release.
Dean’s notice also acknowledged that irregular independent studies existed outside of the former Department of African and African-American Studies, breaking away from the Wainstein report’s narrative that the scandal was contained within the former Department of African and Afro-American Studies.