The San Francisco Examiner quotes Gary Lafayette in a May 24, 2016 article regarding allegations of racial bias and discrimination at San Francisco State University:
An attorney for the California State University system is conducting a review of hiring practices at San Francisco State University following allegations of racial bias and discrimination, CSU Chancellor Timothy White said Friday.
While the SFSU administration has long been in conflict with the College of Ethnic Studies over budget issues and — most recently — hiring two faculty members, the review will be the first independent examination of the dispute.
Gary Lafayette, a San Francisco-based attorney with “extensive experience” in discrimination cases, will perform the third-party review of the claims to determine the underlying facts and issues in the case, White wrote in an email to various SFSU employees.
“What I’m doing is still preliminary,” Lafayette said when reached by phone. “[I’m] trying to wrap my hands around the nature of the dispute.”
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Toni Molle, a CSU spokesperson, said Lafayette will produce a report with findings and recommendations.
“Those findings and recommendations will be reviewed by the chancellor and systemwide human resources to determine if any changes need to be made,” Molle wrote in an email to the San Francisco Examiner.
Lafayette is expected to spend “the next few weeks determining the best approach” to the review, as well as detailing a timeline for it, White said.
Excerpted from Barba, Michael. “SFSU probed for alleged racial bias.” San Francisco Examiner, 24 May 2016: 7. Print.