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UW-Whitewater chancellor returns to work following investigation

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 17:04:07-04

WHITEWATER  — UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson is returning to work after the university found that allegations of sexual misconduct against him were without merit.

Watson was placed on administrative leave on Sept. 3 pending an investigation into the allegations.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the sexual misconduct allegations came from a man Watson used to mentor at University of Northern Iowa over the span of six years. The news out reports that the man had accused Watson of sexual misconduct at least once before the most recent allegation.

Watson will return to work on Oct. 5.

“I am glad this thorough investigation has concluded and that the allegations made against Chancellor Watson were found to be without merit. We look forward to the Chancellor’s return in leading UW-Whitewater on Monday," Regent President Andrew S. Petersen said in a news release Friday.

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