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ZOO DIRECTOR-RESUME
(2007-06-29)
(wgvu) - THE LONGTIME DIRECTOR OF THE DETROIT ZOO
COULD LOSE HIS JOB FOR LYING ABOUT HIS ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS.
RON KAGAN SAYS HE NEVER RECEIVED A DOCTORATE IN ZOOLOGY AS
STATED ON HIS RESUME.
A ZOO SPOKESWOMAN SAYS THE ISSUE CAME UP LAST WEEK WHEN THE
BOARD RECEIVED AN ANONYMOUS FAX STATING THAT KAGAN HAD
MISREPRESENTED HIS QUALIFICATIONS.
KAGAN SAYS HE COMPLETED HIS COURSE WORK BUT NEVER RECEIVED THE
DEGREE FROM HEBREW UNIVERSITY IN JERUSALEM. HE SAYS HE TRIED TWICE
TO RESOLVE THE MATTER BUT GAVE UP.
THE ZOO DIRECTOR'S JOB PAYS $175,000 A YEAR AND DOES
NOT REQUIRE A DOCTORATE.
BUT ZOO OFFICIALS ARE TO MEET TODAY TO DECIDE WHETHER TO
RECOMMEND DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST KAGAN.

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