UMD Terminates Wellness Director Rod Raymond

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UMD Terminates Wellness Director Rod Raymond

May 22, 2013 Updated May 22, 2013 at 5:50 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Duluth businessman and fitness instructor Rod Raymond is no longer working for the University of Minnesota Duluth.

The University informed Raymond of the decision on April 25th.

In a statement from UMD, the Department of External Affairs said the termination is a result of Raymond, a fitness and wellness coordinator at the school, violating various University policies and procedures.

The violations include:

- Violation of the Regent's policy on Nepotism and personal relationships and Administrative Policy on Managing Nepotism and Personal Relationships.

- Inappropriate sexual conduct with a UMD student on University premises, and during work hours.

- Untruthfulness during an Office of Equal Opportunity Investigation.

- Violation of the Administrative Policy on Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources.

- Violation of the Regent's Policy on Outside Consulting and Other Commitments and the Administrative Policy on Outside Consulting and Other Commitments.

Raymond was on unpaid administrative leave as the university investigated two complaints filed against him last fall.

In 2009, Raymond was required to attend a sexual harassment workshop after two female students filled complaints saying Raymond made them feel uncomfortable.

Raymond's termination was effective May 9th.

UMD said Raymond has the right to appeal the termination.

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