Emporia State President Allison Garrett sent a campus-wide email today to inform students, faculty and staff that Brian Schrader was “no longer at the university.”
“I wanted to inform the campus community that effective Tuesday, December 11, Dr. Brian Schrader, a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, is no longer at the university,” Garrett said in her email. “While ESU doesn’t typically comment on the employment status of individuals, I am sharing this update with you to honor the commitment I made to be open and transparent in the event that new information was presented.”
The university could not comment as to whether Schrader was fired, dismissed or if he resigned, according to Gwen Larson, assistant director of marketing and media relations.
Schrader was the center of a Bulletin investigation last semester, which told the story of an undergraduate student—called “Jane” for anonymity—who said she felt “hopeless” after the university’s response to her sexual assault complaint.
Jane alleged that Schrader attempted to kiss her after taking her to a storage room on campus. Jane also said she was required by the university to sign an agreement that forbid her from talking to others about the case, or face discipline.
Schrader has not been on campus since March when administration said he was on administrative leave after announcing a second investigation.
Garrett was not immediately available for comment.