UMaine theater professor placed on leave after students express ‘concerns’

Feb 1, 2018 by

Image result for University of Maine photosThe University of Maine has placed a theater professor on paid administrative leave “after receiving a number of emails from students alleging confidential concerns about him,” a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

Tom Mikotowicz , 67, of Bangor was placed on leave Dec. 11, 2017, Margaret Nagle, a spokeswoman for the university, said in an email.

“The university takes the students’ concerns very seriously, so an investigation is ongoing,” she said. “However, the university has made no determination yet whether Professor Mikotowicz violated any university policies.”

Mikotowicz did not respond to a message left on his office voicemail or to emails seeking comment on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Dan Bilodeau, chairman of the university’s Department of Theater and Dance, declined to comment Tuesday night.

 

Source: UMaine theater professor placed on leave after students express ‘concerns’ — Bangor — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

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