BATON ROUGE, La. — The fired vice chancellor of Louisiana’s largest historically black university is suing, saying the university board’s action was legally defective and his firing should be voided.

The Advocate reports that Brandon Dumas sued the Southern University Board of Supervisors Thursday in state court in Baton Rouge.

Dumas was notified last month by President Ray Belton that he would be fired. When Dumas appealed to supervisors, they upheld Belton’s action. A board lawyer said then that a sex tape that may have involved an employee and a student was a contributing factor.

Dumas claims Belton needed a direct vote by the board to fire him. Supervisors voted against a motion granting Dumas’ appeal, only indirectly upholding Belton’s action.

Neither Dumas’ attorneys nor those representing the university were immediately available for comment.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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