Friday, July 14, 2017

Dismissed professors look to future after board rejects appeal - Lewiston Tribune

A week after the state Board of Education rejected appeals of their dismissals, three University of Idaho professors are looking to the future. John Jacobs, associate professor of animal sciences and meat specialist at UI, will assume a similar position at a university in Fresno, Calif., Aug. 1. His wife said he will not appeal the State Board of Regents' approval of the university layoff. Jacobs is our of town this week. Jacobs and two other tenured UI professors appealed their dismissals, effective July 1, to the regents last week. The College of Agriculture's cooperative extension and agricultural research programs were cut by $412,000 by the legislatures, and the college administrators eliminated 24 positions. Seventeen people are affected, and several of them will move to other positions in the college. Lois Pace, extension professor and expanded food and nutrition program coordinator, has said she will file suit over her dismissal. She was also out of town. The third tenure faculty member who appealed last week is undecided about a lawsuit. "So many times with a lawsuit, even if you win, you lose," says Jane Betts of Weiser, Washington County Extension home economist. http://lmtribune.com/flashback/dismissed-professors-look-to-future-after-board-rejects-appeal/article_a1d9d1f2-edf3-55ec-9679-102d0b238881.html

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