Arizona regents settle $2M lawsuit over gender pay gap

Posted July 24th, 2019.

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Three former college deans have settled their $2 million lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents alleging gender discrimination.

Both parties announced in a joint statement Wednesday that the matter was “mutually resolved” for an undisclosed amount.

Former University of Arizona Honors College Dean Patricia MacCorquodale filed the lawsuit in January 2018 against the board, which operates the university. MacCorquodale said she was replaced in 2016 by a man who earned nearly $70,000 more.

Former dean of the UofA’s College of Architecture Janice Cervelli and former College of Nursing Dean Joan Shaver later joined. Both accused the university of gender pay disparity.

In the statement, the university said it recognizes the women’s contributions to the school.

Both parties declined further comment.

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