Easley Files Formal Grievance Against NC State

July 23, 2009
By Cherry Crayton

Mary Easley, the wife of former N.C. Gov. Mike Easley, has begun the formal grievance process against NC State for the termination of her contract. Chancellor Jim Woodward terminated her contract effective June 10 citing “the economic downturn.”

Chancellor Woodward said that, in keeping with the university’s grievance procedures and state law, the grievance hearing will be closed but that the university would share the outcome.

“It is essential to the integrity of the process that the grievance proceedings be closed,” he said. “This is a confidential personnel matter and will be treated as such. At the conclusion of the process, we will make the outcome public.”

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