Sources: Sexual harassment complaint filed against HVCC president

Sources: Sexual harassment claim filed against HVCC president

Sources tell me that complaint was filed by a school employee.

Sources tell 13Investigates that a sexual harassment claim against the president of Hudson Valley Community College has been filed with the college’s human resources office.

Sources say the claim was filed against President Roger Ramsammy by a school employee.

Because of this information, 13Investigates’ Tessa Bentulan reached out to HVCC for comment on Monday, May 13. 

Neil Kelleher, chairman of the college’s board of trustees,  gave a statement: “The college’s human resources office recently received an employee complaint, and an independent investigation was immediately initiated, per established protocol. The college respects the confidential nature of that investigation, and the board of trustees is committed to ensuring a prompt, yet thorough process.”

In that same email, Tessa was told to reach out to President Ramsammy’s personal lawyer, Kevin Luibrand.

Luibrand wrote: “Dr. Roger Ramsammy has dedicated himself to elevating Hudson Valley Community College both locally and globally during the past six years. He has always, without exception, conducted himself professionally and respectfully with all employees at all times. Any allegation otherwise is completely baseless and without merit. Untruthful claims will be addressed within the context of the established college human resources process.” 

Sources tell 13Investigates that the HVCC employee who filed the sexual harassment claim against the president is not on campus while the investigation continues.

The I-Team filed a public records request for a copy of the complaint against President Ramsammy. The college said it will grant or deny the request within 20 days.

13Investigates continues to look into this story and will continue to report on it as more details are confirmed.