Records Show Ex-West Virginia University Dean Faced Charge

Dec 4, 2016

Court records show that the West Virginia University dean responsible for the school's fraternity and sorority life pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge in Pennsylvania shortly before the school announced his resignation this fall.

Former Associate Dean Roy Baker.
Credit West Virginia University

Associate dean of students and director of Greek Life Roy Baker, who came to the university a year earlier from Penn State University, pleaded guilty Oct. 24 and later paid a $454 fine before Judge Eugene Riazzi in McKeesport.

School officials acknowledged in early November that Baker resigned but declined to say why.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the original criminal complaint also accused the 63-year-old Baker of soliciting a male prostitute when he was arrested Sept. 4 but said that charge was withdrawn.

A call to Baker's lawyer Friday was not immediately returned.