UNF dean says he was pressured to resign after sex claim

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former dean at the University of North Florida is suing the school saying he was pressured into resigning after officials said he engaged in sexual misconduct.

Mark Tumeo, the university’s former dean of its College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, filed the lawsuit this month.

The Florida Times-Union reports Tumeo was questioned by a university police officer who saw him and another man engaged in a sex act at a university stadium.

Tumeo told police officials that the officer misunderstood what was going on and that he was talking to the other man.

The lawsuit claims that the school’s provost gave Tumeo two minutes to decide whether to resign during a phone call last month.

The lawsuit says after submitting his resignation, Tumeo realized he had made a mistake.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com