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UPDATE: Champouillon out at ETSU following sexual harrassment investigation

A faculty committee recommended his firing

East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland said evidence from an internal investigation was clear and convincing, leading him to fire the school's Director of Jazz Studies David Champouillon on Friday.

A notice of charges against Champouillon was issued on Jan. 30, 2016 after fellow faculty members accused the professor of sexual harassment. News 5's Kristi O'Connor reported in March that he had been disciplined by the Johnson City school for misconduct and other violations on five different occasions dating back to 2010.

A copy of Champouillon termination letter supplied to News 5 said Noland said he had been reviewing the case since February and concurred with the Adequate Cause Committee's recommendation to fire him.

That committee said the instructor had repeated angry outbursts and made sexual comments and innuendos toward students and faculty.

The jazz teacher had been on paid administrative leave pending the decision.


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