LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The University of Louisville’s director of alumni relations has resigned amid questions about whether she used the same position at another school to take taxpayer-funded trips to run marathons.
UofL said Friday that if Deborah Dietzler had remained in the $185,000-a-year job, it would have been a distraction and that she needed to focus on issues that surfaced at the University of Georgia.
The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1OYB0ES ) reports that an internal audit at UGA found that after Dietzler signed up to run races in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Monterey, California, she asked her staff to set up events in the area so she could get the university to reimburse her airfare and in some cases other expenses.
Dietzler’s attorney says she denies any suggestion she intentionally violated any policy at Georgia.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com
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