Fired Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters says the board of trustees was directly involved in his dismissal and is asking his legal review be broadened to include other employment actions by board members.
A federal district judge has scheduled a March 5 hearing in Columbus to consider Ohio State University's request that former marching band director Jon Waters' wrongful termination lawsuit be dismissed.
The fired director of Ohio State's marching band is formally requesting his job back, citing alleged flaws in a university investigation and a positive performance review issued weeks before he was terminated.
Ohio State University's evaluation of fired marching band director Jon Waters lauded him for "courageous" efforts to address attitudes surrounding the band's traditions seven weeks before he was dismissed.
Two music professors will be the interim leaders of Ohio State University's marching band, with one focusing on compliance and student safety in the wake of the investigation that led to the director's firing.