TOPEKA | Two former Washburn University officials are seeking monetary damages for what they allege were wrongful terminations from their posts this spring.
Wanda Hill, vice president for administration, and Robin Bowen, vice president for academic affairs, filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court. They are each seeking $225,000.
They claim they were fired in April by President Jerry Farley for answering questions from the university's board of regents about financial matters. Farley said at the time the two resigned voluntarily.
Washburn officials did not return messages seeking comment.
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The lawsuit alleges board members asked Hill and Bowen about Farley's handling of scholarship funds, which Farley believed was an effort to get him fired.