UW-Whitewater’s Chancellor, Dr. Dwight Watson, Resumes University Role

Kelly Meyerhofer of the Wisconsin State Journal reports UW-Whitewater chancellor returns after complaint found to be ‘without merit’:

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson returns to his leadership post on Monday after sexual misconduct allegations made against him at a previous job were found to be without merit, according to the University of Wisconsin System.

The System placed Watson on paid leave in early September after receiving a complaint it declined to specify at that time.


A seven-page investigative report released by the System on Friday paints a picture of Watson going out of his way to help a troubled student over a period of several years, beginning in 2014 and continuing through mid-August of this year, when the student moved out of Watson’s Whitewater home. Two weeks later, the student lodged his complaint via Facebook.

Watson, who declined an interview request through a spokesman, expressed appreciation for the System’s swift and thorough investigation that determined no wrongdoing on his part.

“I know this was a period of additional uncertainty in uncertain times,” Watson told the campus community in a statement. “I thank you for your patience, understanding, and your trust in the process.”

See also UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson to resume university leadership rolePreviously: UW-Whitewater’s Chancellor on Paid Administrative Leave.

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[…] When then-Chancellor Dwight Watson of UW-Whitewater was placed on administrative leave, the UW System properly investigated, and released the results of an investigation that credibly exonerated him. Watson returned to work thereafter. See UW-Whitewater’s Chancellor on Paid Administrative Leave and UW-Whitewater’s Chancellor, Dr. Dwight Watson, Resumes University Role. […]