(Update, Oct. 20) – Syracuse University has named S.P. Raj as its new interim dean of the Whitman School of Management, after former dean Kenneth Kavajecz was arrested for allegedly patronizing a prostitute in the town of Salina last month.
SU officially removed Kavajecz from the position in September.
Raj is currently chair of the marketing department at the Whitman School, and had previously been a senior associate dean for the school.
He was also a tenured professor of marketing at Cornell University, and a visiting faculty member at Northwestern University.
Raj has been a professor at SU since 1978.
(From Sept. 30) – Former Syracuse University dean of the Whitman School of Management, Kenneth Kavajecz, reportedly pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge of patronizing a prostitute in the third degree in Salina Town Court Friday.
Kavajecz has denied the charge he agreed to pay an officer $80 for sex March 9.
Earlier this month, SU officially removed Kavajecz from his position as dean, and he is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 17.
(Update, Sept. 16): Syracuse University has removed Kenneth Kavajecz, dean of the Whitman School of Management, for allegedly patronizing a prostitute in the town of Salina.
Kavajecz, 51, has also been placed on administrative leave from his faculty position until further notice, the school said.
The former SU dean will appear in court Sept. 29.
Check back for additional details regarding Kavajecz’s arrest.
(From Sept. 14): Syracuse University vice chancellor and provost Michele Wheatly has announced, effective immediately, Kenneth Kavajecz, will no longer serve as SU’s dean of the Whitman School of Management.
According to Wheatly, Kavajecz has also been placed on administrative leave from his faculty position until further notice.
“During this time of transition, leadership will be provided by Vice Chancellor J. Michael Haynie, a tenured faculty member in the Whitman School, and executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families,” the school said in a statement. “Provost Wheatly and vice chancellor Haynie will meet with the Whitman community this Friday, Sept. 16, at a time and place to be announced, to discuss future interim leadership of the Whitman School.”
Wheatly gave no reason for Kavajecz’s departure.
Check back for updates.