Wichita State employee files lawsuit against the university and some leaders


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A federal lawsuit has been filed against Wichita State University and some of the leaders.

Karen Countryman-Roswurm is suing the university. Countryman-Roswurm is an associate professor and the director of the center for combating human trafficking.

She alleges she went through years of sexual, racial and religious discrimination and harassment. She alleges the university did nothing about it.

Wichita State University released the following statement to KSN News.

Wichita State University recently learned of the lawsuit filed by current employee Karen Countryman-Roswurm. The university is committed to preventing and eliminating misconduct, including all forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, within the university community. In support of this commitment, the university maintains and relies on a robust system of resources, policies and procedures. We are reviewing the allegations and preparing to defend the case vigorously. 

Wichita State University

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