Last week we told you about a controversy over a former Texas Tech administrator, accused of sexual harassment... yet still on the Tech payroll . Today, we find out, he officially no longer works for the Tech system.
Sources close to the Texas Tech Board of Regents told us last week, the regents were discussing whether or not to terminate Robert Shindell. Back in June, Shindell quit his job as Tech's vice president of recruiting after the univerisity had to settle out of court for $20,000 with a co-worker, who accused him of sexual harassment and discrimination. Sources say complaints started coming into the regents when folks found out Shindell had been hired at Tech's branch university, Angelo State. Those same sources say he was offered the new job because some Tech administrators were worried if they did not keep Shindell gainfully employed, he might air their so called "dirty laundry." Shindell was supposed to start at ASU this fall, but spokesman for the school confirmed on Thursday, Shindell no longer has a contract with Angelo State.
Tech officials say they can never comment on personnel issues for any of their schools so, we do not know for sure if Shindell quit his ASU job amid this controversy, or if they fired him.