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PHCC's director of public services announces retirement

NEW PORT RICHEY — A day after she was put on probation in connection with a sexual harassment investigation, Nancy Bunch, director of Pasco-Hernando Community College's public services academy, announced Wednesday she plans to retire.

Don Ruminer, an instructor at the academy, was accused of touching, gesturing and making inappropriate comments to another person at the college. At some point, the investigation found that subordinates told Bunch about the harassment, but Bunch "failed to take action," spokeswoman Lucy Miller wrote in an email.

Bunch, 61, returned a call for comment only to say that she is looking forward to retirement and enjoying the next chapter of her life.

She was an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 1995. After a short retirement, Bunch directed the criminal justice institute at Florida Keys Community College from 1998 until 2009 when her contract was not renewed. She came to PHCC in 2010.

Bunch's retirement is set for Jan. 31. A national search to find her replacement will begin immediately, Miller wrote.

PHCC's director of public services announces retirement 11/20/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 8:45pm]
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