Former faculty member appeals discrimination lawsuit


An appeal has been filed by a former Central Michigan University faculty member who alleges the university discriminated against her.

Sara Kubik, a former journalism professor, filed a lawsuit against the Board of Trustees and several faculty members in 2015 claiming that she suffered from sex discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and retaliation.

The lawsuit was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Thomas Ludington in November. Kubik has appealed the decision with the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. A date has not been set for oral argument.

Defendants in the case include the Board of Trustees as well as:

  • Provost Michael Gealt
  • Former College of Communication and Fine Arts Interim Dean Shelly Hinck
  • Former Journalism Department Chair Maria Marron
  • Journalism faculty members Lori Brost and Tim Boudreau