Miami University business school dean says he was forced out of job

OXFORD, Ohio - The dean of a business school at a southwestern Ohio university says he retired under pressure from the school's president over a consulting contract with a university donor later convicted of defrauding investors.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Roger Jenkins retired Wednesday as Miami University's Farmer School of Business dean after the school said he failed to disclose the tenure or amount of his 2005 contract with the Minneapolis businessman convicted in 2009.

Jenkins says he thought his 2005 disclosure was enough and that university officials knew of the contract.

Miami President David Hodge says Jenkins did not make required disclosures in later years and was given options including retirement.

Jenkins says he didn't know about the fraud and agreed to return $1.25 million in consulting fees from the businessman.

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