September 8, 2016

Official under investigation set to retire

Photo Courtesy Priscilla Hancock LinkedIn

By Olivia Krauth–

One of two U of L officials on paid leave and under FBI investigation will retire at the end of this month.

Priscilla Hancock, the vice president of information technology, is retiring Oct. 1, according to university spokesperson John Karman. Karman could not say whether this was decided before or after Hancock went on paid leave in December.

Hancock will have spent 10 months on paid leave prior to her retirement, equaling over $250,000. The other official, EVP for Health Affairs David Dunn, will remain on paid leave. He’s earned over $530,000 on paid leave from December to now.

Hancock and Dunn have been on paid leave since December, when it was announced they were under FBI investigation for the potential misuse of federal grant money. The Cardinal has been unable to contact the FBI Louisville office for an update on the case.

CFO Harlan Sands said there are no plans to find a permanent replacement for Hancock currently. The interim VP of IT Jim Fowler began in the role in March. Fowler has 30 years of IT leadership, including a stint as the CIO for the state of Kentucky. Dunn’s role has been filled in the interim by Gregory Postel.

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