Timeline of events leading to Norwood Teague's resignation

- The University of Minnesota has released the following timeline of events involving the investigation into sexual harassment by former athletics director Norwood Teague. The university announced Teague's resignation on Friday, Aug. 7.

Wed, July 15, 2015
Senior Leadership Retreat - meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Teague incidents occur in PM following meeting.

Thu, July 16, 2015
Senior Leadership Retreat – meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Two parties report incidents to President’s Chief of Staff (one before and one after meeting), and President Kaler is informed of reports on drive back to Twin Cities. President’s Office informs and consults with Vice President for Human Resources.

Fri, July 17, 2015

President Kaler meets separately with reporting parties and with Norwood Teague.

President’s Office informs and consults with University’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) office.

Tue, July 22, 2015

President Kaler sends follow-up letter to Norwood Teague.

Reporting Party 1 is interviewed by EOAA

Wed, July 23, 2015

Reporting Party 2 is interviewed by EOAA

Mon, July 27, 2015

Teague is informed by President Kaler that EOAA will hire outside investigator to conduct investigation. Given the senior level of the individuals involved, in order to ensure the highest level of integrity of the investigation and consistent with past practices, the University decided to use an outside investigator to investigate the allegations against Teague.

Week of July 27, 2015

EOAA meets with potential outside investigator.

Reporting parties are informed that external investigation will start week of August 3 if Teague does not resign.

Sat, Aug 1, 2015

Teague informs President he intends to resign. President informs Chair and Vice Chair of Board.

Mon-Wed, Aug 3-5, 2015

University develops transition plan for athletics department in anticipation of Teague’s expected resignation, and gathers and prepares records for public disclosure following resignation.

Thu, Aug 6, 2015

Teague submits letter of resignation. President Kaler accepts resignation. Full Board of Regents informed.

Fri, Aug 7, 2015

University announces Teague’s resignation and makes public the records relating to the investigation.


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