State of California changes policy and will investigate after Joseph Castro scandal

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that California State University’s negotiation of a settlement agreement with former Chancellor Joseph Castro was for him not to exercise his retirement rights. The university is negotiating a deal, but it’s not yet clear if Castro will exercise his right to retire.

California State University and its board of trustees have revised a key policy and called for an external investigation into Fresno State officials’ handling of complaints of sexual harassment, bullying and retaliation against a senior administrator, a announced the council in a press release Tuesday evening.

The announcement comes four weeks after a USA TODAY investigation found that Fresno State President Joseph Castro mishandled complaints over a six-year period, resulting in a lucrative settlement agreement for the administrator, Vice President of Student Affairs Frank Lamas, days before Castro’s promotion. to the Chancellor of the CSU system.

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