A Michigan University professor has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.
The university announced Friday that Dr. Rishi Raghavan has been terminated, but it did not provide any reason for his departure.
Raghavan was accused of sexually harassing two female faculty members in February.
The professors allege that Raghavans behavior escalated after a meeting in which he allegedly made sexually suggestive remarks.
The allegations were made public Friday by the campus newspaper, the Daily Campus, which reported that the allegations are corroborated by other sources.
According to the Daily Report, Raghans alleged behavior occurred in April 2016, while he was an associate professor at the university’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The report cites an unnamed woman who has since filed a formal complaint against Raghaves behavior.
According the report, the alleged incident took place at a conference in which Raghavaas presentation was accompanied by a recording of him making sexually suggestive comments about her.
Raghavin allegedly said he did not know whether the woman was aware of the recording and he didn’t recall making any comments about the woman’s appearance.
Ravin said in a statement that he has “learned the difficult lesson that the actions of others can affect me in a positive way,” but he said he was “pleased that my actions were not condoned by any university.
My university’s response to this matter is to take appropriate disciplinary action.”
The university’s president, Mark Schlissel, said in an emailed statement that “we took action against Dr. Ramakrishnan as part of our investigation” after the faculty member complained about his behavior.
“As a result of our investigations, we have been able to identify some of the faculty members who were affected by his actions.
These faculty members will no longer work for the university,” he wrote.
Schlissel added that Rachavan’s “behavior was not condented by any of the university, nor is it representative of the University as a whole.”
University officials say the university will be working with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center to help students navigate the system and “make better decisions.”
The university also will have an internal investigation launched to review all of its policies and procedures related to sexual harassment and violence.
Rakavan was the first person to be suspended in the past year after a similar allegation was made against him in September 2016.
His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.