Fired Whitman dean arrested on prostitution charges

SU dismissed Kenneth Kavajecz from his administrator position he's held since 2013 after Tuesday's arrest.

Whitman School dean Kenneth Kavajecz was removed from his position after being arrested on prostitution charges earlier this week, according to several media reports. WSYR was the first to report the story. 

Following an arrest on Tuesday for a misdemeanor of third-degree patronizing a prostitute in the town of Salina, Syracuse University released a statement on Wednesday placing Kavajecz on administrative leave until further notice. 

The Onondaga County Sherrif's Department issued a press release Friday afternoon confirming Kavajecz's involvement in a prostitution sting. He is due to appear in Salina Town Court on Sept. 29.

Following the Sherrif's announcement Kevin Quinn, SU senior vice president of public affairs, said the university is not able to discuss personnel matters, according to

"We have, however, confirmed with law enforcement that the alleged behavior did not occur on the Syracuse University campus, did not involve members of the campus community, and is unrelated to the former dean's University responsibilities," Quinn said.

Kavajecz was named the dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management in April 2013. He was previously an associate dean at the Wisconsin School of Business, and is experienced in liquidity, trading, risk management, market structure and regulation, according to the SU website. During his time as dean, the Whitman School was ranked No. 23 in Bloomberg's list of "Best Undergradute Business Schools."

This story will be updated as it develops.

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