Gallaudet University’s Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Angela McCaskill, has been placed on administrative leave. The following is an official statement from Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz:
Gallaudet University | Office of the President
Dear Campus Community,
I want to inform the community that I have placed Dr. Angela McCaskill on paid administrative leave effective immediately. It recently came to my attention that Dr. McCaskill has participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inappropriate for an individual serving as Chief Diversity Officer; however, other individuals feel differently. I will use the extended time while she is on administrative leave to determine the appropriate next steps taking into consideration the duties of this position at the university. In the meantime an interim Chief Diversity Officer will be announced in the near future.