We had a post earlier this week on Brandon Dumas, the vice chancellor at Southern University who was suspended over a video recording he’s alleged to have made of himself with a former Miss Southern who’s married to someone else – a minor scandal erupted after that video recording ended up being posted on the pornographic website XTube.
Well, today Dumas was officially terminated by the university…
Southern University Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas has been fired, following a tumultuous period for the university.
But Dumas, who oversees student affairs and enrollment management, is appealing the termination at a hearing before the Southern University Board of Supervisors on Friday.
“Dr. Brandon Dumas was given a termination notice with an effective date of August 10, 2017,” said Henry Tillman, a university spokesman in a statement. “He remains on leave until that time. Dr. Dumas has requested to appeal the notice with the SU Board of Supervisors.”
The sex tape controversy isn’t the only one surrounding Dumas, as he was the board chair for the East Baton Rouge Council On Aging while that quasi-public agency launched what could reasonably be described as a full-blown crime wave over violating campaign finance laws to pass an $8 million tax it would be funded from, misappropriating COA donations into its PAC, sending its employees out for free travel and having its CEO write herself into a COA client’s will with the assistance of a fellow COA board member and law professor at Southern. Dumas resigned that chairmanship when it was found he violated the requirement to be a resident of East Baton Rouge Parish existing both in COA bylaws and in state law.
Southern, which is an institution accurately described as in crisis given its having been placed on a warning list by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges with its accreditation in jeopardy, ought to be congratulated for attempting to police its staff in the case of Dumas and Dorothy Jackson, the law professor in cahoots with Tasha Clark Amar in the case of the Helen Plummer will. Unfortunately, one senses the university still has a long way to go in order to right its ship and regain public confidence.