Kramer Sues S.O.U. for his J.P.R. Termination
Ron Kramer, the former executive director of Jefferson Public Radio, has filed suit in Jackson County Circuit Court for violating his rights in the manner in which they terminated his employment contract.
Kramer is seeking $1,375,000 in damages in alleging Southern Oregon University and the Oregon University System engaged in blacklisting and civil rights violations.
Kramer was terminated as executive director of J.P.R. and it’s foundation on June 30, 2012 after the University determined it was a conflict of interest for him to hold both positions.
The suit specifically names S.O.U. President Mary Cullinan and George Persteiner, the outgoing chancellor with the Office of Higher Education.
S.O.U. named Paul Westhelle to take on the same dual roles that the University objected to in the first place, according to the lawsuit.