UCOP Report identifies former Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs James Sandoval’s history of sexual misconduct

James Sandoval, the former vice chancellor of student affairs who abruptly retired from UCR in Dec. 2017 shortly after being placed on administrative leave, has had an extensive pattern of sexual harassment exposed by an investigation conducted by the UC Office of the President (UCOP). The investigation was launched after an anonymous source within the Division of Student Affairs came forward with allegations of “sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.”

According to the schoolwide email sent out Monday, Oct. 22 by Chancellor Kim Wilcox, UCOP “found that Sandoval violated UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy. The investigation detailed a set of behaviors over a 20-year period, that demonstrated his blatant disregard for university policies and a breach of our Principles of Community.” Wilcox expressed his condolences and reaffirmed his “unwavering commitment to providing a safe working and learning environment.”  

This story is developing, and details are forthcoming.

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