ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — University of New Mexico President Bob Frank said Friday the university has reopened an investigation into an anthropology professor – who was previously suspended, censured and reinstated in connection with sexual harassment allegations – over new complaints.
“In light of these additional reports, we will thoroughly review the full case again along with any new material that we obtain,” Frank said in a statement. “As we carefully consider all of the evidence, we promise to take appropriate actions as warranted.”
The statement also comes after some UNM community members, including a professor who had advised an alleged student victim, questioned the university’s decision to let assistant professor Cristobal Valencia resume teaching and advising students.
In his statement, Frank appeared to address those critics.