When University of Connecticut officials hired Baruch College Business Dean John Elliott they were aware of the alleged grade-inflation and forgery scandal that was brewing in Baruch's business school.
Michael Kirk, spokesman for UConn, said in an email that Elliott "brought up the issue during the hiring process." Elliott was hired in March to head UConn's business school, where he will start in August.
According to a New York Post story Tuesday, a former key Baruch administrator at the college's Zicklin School of Business allegedly raised MBA students' grades and forged professors' signatures on grade-change forms.
The Post said that Manhattan prosecutors are investigating the situation.