UCSF Medical School Dean Cleared on All Allegations
The UC auditor's office on Monday released a report that found that none of the seven allegations against the dean of the UC-San Francisco School of Medicine was sustained, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The audit was ordered in January 2005 after an anonymous tipster alleged that UCSF School of Medicine Dean David Kessler had improperly spent reserve funds and violated recruitment policies.
The allegations included the accusation that Kessler had spent $90 million in reserves and had granted salary increases of more than $100,000 to senior managers.
The audit was expected to be completed in a matter of weeks but took nearly two-and-a-half years, according to the Chronicle.
Nine of the 15 pages in the audit report released to the public were left blank because they involved five additional allegations that if released would have violated the personal privacy of the individual or individuals involved, the Chronicle reports (Russell, San Francisco Chronicle, 7/24).