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The Latest: Whitewater chancellor to stay on as professor

December 17, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s resignation (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s embattled chancellor will collect her full salary for the next eight months and stay on as a professor at the school.

Chancellor Beverly Kopper announced Monday she would resign effective Dec. 31. The announcement comes six months after UW System President Ray Cross banned Kopper’s husband from campus amid sexual harassment complaints.

UW System officials released a letter from system President Ray Cross outlining the terms of her resignation. She will return to her faculty position as a psychology professor and be placed on administrative leave until the fall semester begins. She’ll collect her $242,760 chancellor salary during that period.

When school starts her salary will be reduced to $118,308 over nine months. The new chancellor will work with her to determine her classroom assignment.

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11:35 a.m.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper is resigning after her husband was banned from campus amid sexual harassment allegations.

Kopper sent out a campus-wide email Monday announcing her resignation effective Dec. 31.

UW System President Ray Cross banned Kopper’s husband, Pete Hill, from campus in June in response to allegations that Hill had sexually harassed several women dating back to 2015. Cross also stripped Hill of his job as associate to the chancellor, an unpaid position.

Whitewater Alderwoman Stephanie Goettl Vander Pass posted a letter on Facebook in September claiming she was one of Hill’s victims and demanding Kopper resign because she knew her husband harassed women. UW System officials are investigating the alderwoman’s claims.

Kopper makes no mention of her husband, the alderwoman or the investigation in her email.

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