Federal Lawsuit Alleges Racial Discrimination Against Black Professor at Chapman
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today it had filed a lawsuit against Orange-based Chapman University, alleging the school denied tenure to and fired a business professor because she's black.
According to the complaint, Dr. Stephanie Dellande, hired by Chapman's Argyros School of Business in 2001, has a Ph.D. in marketing from UC Irvine and an MBA from UC Riverside. In 2006, she applied for tenure and a promotion from assistant professor to associate professor. Along the way in her time at Chapman, she'd received positive comments and recommendations by peers, students and superiors. But she was denied tenure and, two years later, discharged.
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