FL- College hires sexually harassing professor

FL- College hires sexually harassing professor

For immediate release: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

A former Florida professor/ dean has been hired at a Chicago Catholic university, despite allegations that he “likely” recently sexually harassed a married couple.

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/05/05/former-ambassador-vatican-moves-new-university-after-sexual-harassment-investigation#comment-1370160085

He is Miguel H. Diaz, who represented the U.S. at the Vatican from 2009-2012.  From 2001-2003 he was the academic dean at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL. He also taught Theology at Barry University.

We strongly urge Loyola University (where he will soon teach) officials to reverse and explain their reckless decision. We also call on officials at the University of Dayton (where he previously taught) to admit and disclose Diaz' wrongdoing, so that others will be protected from his predatory tendencies.  

No students and staff at any college should be subjected to sexual harassment. Given the findings of University of Dayton officials, Diaz does not belong on any campus. 

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 25 years and have more than 15,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org) 

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

 

 

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