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UNF Announces Immediate Resignation Of Dean Following Report Of Consensual Sex Act

University of North Florida
Dr. Mark Tumeo

Wednesday the University of North Florida announced the immediate resignation of Dr. Mark Tumeo, dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

UNF said in a statement to WJCT News that “Tumeo engaged in behavior on campus Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 2, which was reported as a consensual sex act. It was unbecoming of a University official and doesn't comply with the standards expected of members of our University community.”

The university said Tumeo’s conduct didn’t directly involve students or other university employees.

Interim Provost Dr. Pam Chally has appointed Associate Dean Dr. Chip Klostermeyer to the position of interim CCEC Dean until a search for a new dean can be conducted. 

UNF spokeswoman Sharon Ashton said because Tumeo’s resignation is a personnel matter, the university would have no further comment.

Tumeo’s university biography page, which was still online at the time of this story’s publication, states he joined UNF in 2011 from Cleveland State University where he spent seven years as the Vice Provost of Research and Dean of the Graduate Studies.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.