Brandon Dumas files suit over his Southern University firing
BATON ROUGE – Fired Southern University official Brandon Dumas has sued the university, WBRZ has learned, alleging the board did not fire him correctly.
Dumas' attorneys argue the board did not correctly fire him. Instead of making a decision and voting on a board item to fire Dumas, the board allowed the president of the university to make the sole decision, Dumas' attorneys argue in court filings obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit.
> READ previous WBRZ.com story on Dumas' termination HERE.
In July, Southern announced it was parting ways with Dumas, a vice chancellor, after he had been suspended for most of the summer following a week of controversies which included a sex tape on the internet that purportedly involved a Southern administrator and an underling. Days after the video was posted online, Southern was warned in a separate situation that it could lose its accreditation.
When he was fired, Dumas was told his last day would be August 10 – the day the suit was filed.
Dumas was also connected to controversies in involving the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, situations profiled numerous times by WBRZ and Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto.
In an odd twist, the Investigative Unit learned Dumas' suit was assigned to Judge Janice Clark, the mother of the director of the Council on Aging.
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