The Board of Governors of Missouri State University in Springfield has approved a separation agreement with tenured associate professor Michael Hendrix . Last Friday, Hendrix approached the university about leaving the faculty and a tentative separation agreement was drafted. The Board has now reviewed and approved the agreement.
Hendrix has been at the center of a controversy since it was learned, publicly, that he is on the Greene County Sexual Offenders List for a rape of a minor 25 years ago in Ohio. Earlier this month, the school responded by announcing Hendrix’s office would be moved and that he would be reassigned, with limited teaching responsibilities.
Hendrix went on administrative leave on April 20th, after additional questions had been raised.
Under terms of the separation agreement, Hendrix will receive an amount equal to his current rate of $55,578, for a total of $166,734, paid over three years. He will also receive a previously committed 2007 summer school amount of $7,000. Furthermore, if Hendrix obtains medical treatment prior to August 31st, the university will reimburse him for out of pocket expenses up to $10,000.