- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Administrators of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence say federal investigators have determined a complaint about nepotism at the Lawrence school was unsubstantiated.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (https://bit.ly/2eeGW04 ) the complaint accused of Haskell President Venida Chenault committed nepotism by supervising her son, Joshua Arce, while he served as acting dean of students for eight months. Arce’s permanent job is chief information officer.

The university said Tuesday the federal Office of Inspector General found the complaint was unsubstantiated.

However, to meet a new U.S. Bureau of Indian Education policy, Haskell will move supervision of the vice president for university services under the vice president for academic services.

Arce was removed as acting dean of students as of Sept. 1. Haskell later named faculty member Melissa Holder as acting dean of students.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, https://www.ljworld.com

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