Maryland president named in complaint over Big Ten move
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A teacher has filed a formal complaint against University of Maryland President Wallace Loh over the manner in which the school handled its move from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten.
Ralph Jaffe said he filed the complaint with the Maryland State Ethics Commission on Monday. Jaffe contends that Loh has not responded to his request to call an open-forum meeting by the Board of Regents, which approved the move to the Big Ten in a closed session before Loh finalized the deal on Nov. 20.
"I've gotten no feedback from Dr. Loh. He's showed no remorse and is not willing to convene a new meeting," Jaffe said.
Mike Lord of the State Ethics Commission says he was not allowed to confirm the filing of a complaint.
The University System of Maryland would not comment specifically on the complaint filed by Jaffe on Monday, but noted the Board of Regents has already acknowledged its violation of the state's open meetings act in the wake of a ruling by Maryland's Open Meetings Compliance Board, which said the regents broke the law with a closed meeting.
In spite of the ruling, the Board of Regents face no significant punishment. The regents have agreed to change their policies, but that doesn't mean another meeting on the move to the Big Ten is on the horizon.