PITTSBURG - Pittsburg State University has placed two of its employees, Peter Rosen and Barry Wilson, on administrative leave. The move comes after the two were arrested by Pittsburg Police officers Thursday night.
Rosen, an associate professor and chair of Accounting and Computer Information Systems, was arrested on two breach of privacy charges. Wilson, an associate professor and chair of Graphics and Imaging Technology, faces a charge of stalking.
“We take these charges very seriously and are actively working with law enforcement,” said Lynette Olson, Provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Both Rosen and Wilson have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”
University administrators met with faculty within the department of Graphics and Imaging Technology, and Accounting and Computer Information Systems this morning to make them aware of the matter.
“Provost Olson and our college deans wanted to make certain that faculty were aware of the situation and the subsequent administrative action,” said Chris Kelly, associate vice president for university marketing and communication. “They are working closely with faculty and staff in each department to reduce any potential disruption to students as we enter the final week of classes.”
Inquiries regarding the investigation should be directed to the Pittsburg Police Department.