TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — University of Arizona Provost Andrew Comrie is facing scrutiny following a $2 million federal lawsuit filed by former Dean Patricia MacCorquodale over gender discrimination.
The Arizona Daily Star reports the lawsuit made public last week says Comrie perpetuated a sexist culture as provost by denying MacCorquodale’s request for equal pay to her male colleagues.
Comrie, who is not listed as a defendant in the suit, is named throughout as the primary decision-maker responsible for MacCorquodale’s dissatisfaction by having the authority to make dean appointments and to set salaries.
Comrie declined to comment about the lawsuit.
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After the lawsuit became public, University of Arizona President Robbins announced that Comrie had decided to step down as provost and return to a faculty position.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.tucson.com