(KTRS) – The University of Missouri Board of Curators voted to fire Assistant Professor Melissa Click.
The vote came Wednesday night, months after a video of Click calling for muscle to remove a student journalist from students protests on campus. The Board released a statement today saying that pressure from Missouri lawmakers had no influence on their decision. Officials say this is a dismissal and there are no plans to offer a severance package.
Click has the right to appeal the decision.
- October 10, 2015 – Dr. Click blocks Homecoming parade and gets into confrontation with CPD
- November 9, 2015 – Click attempts to exclude people from public spaces on Carnahan Quadrangle; attempts to prohibit Tim Tai and other media from covering event; knocks MU student Mark Schierbecker’s camera ajar and calls for “muscle” to remove him from area
- January 25, 2016 – City Prosecutor brings charge against Click for assaulting Schierbecker
- January 27, 2016 – Board of Curators suspends Click and orders investigation to determine whether additional discipline is appropriate
- January 28, 2016 – Bryan Cave law firm commences investigation
- February 4, 2016 – Board of Curators schedules a meeting for February 24, 2016
- February 12, 2016 – Bryan Cave completes investigation and provides investigative report to Click for response
- February 19, 2016 – Click provides response to investigative report
- February 20, 2016 – Investigative report and Click’s response provided to board of curators
- February 22, 2016 – Public Notice of board meeting for February 24, 2016
- February 24, 2016 – Board meeting and vote
- February 25, 2016 – Announcement