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Probe: Up to 10 students, staff harassed at Whitewater

Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 18:14:13-04

MADISON (AP) — An investigation into the husband of former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper found that at least seven and maybe 10 students or staff reported being sexually harassed by her husband.

Kopper resigned in December after her husband, Alan “Pete” Hill, had been banned from campus. The university released the 18-page investigative report and about 850 pages of attachments Friday in response to an open records request from The Associated Press.

UW spokesman Mark Pitsch says in a statement that after President Ray Cross was briefed on findings of the report in mid-December, he advised Kopper to resign. Pitsch says, “She did, and the report speaks for itself.”

The report also found no evidence that Kopper knew about or facilitated the actions of her husband, even though his behavior was “pervasive and well-known.”