Almost three months after she was suspended for signing an anti-gay petition, Angela McCaskill, Gallaudet’s Chief Diversity Officer, is back on the job.
McCaskill’s signature on the petition for Maryland to hold a referendum on gay marriage earned her a suspension in October, and earned her support from both pro- and anti-gay groups. And now she’s back. McCaskill’s return isn’t much of a surprise—-just days after suspending her, Gallaudet president T. Alan Hurwitz said he wanted her to eventually start working again.
“The work of the University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is vital and must continue in an active and vibrant way,” Hurwitz said in a statement. “I personally look forward to working with Dr. McCaskill on the work of that office.”