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GREENSBORO, N.C. — UNCG trustees emerged from a two-hour meeting Monday morning showing support for Chancellor Linda Brady, who has received criticism recently for the university’s handling of three former employees.

The News & Record reported that UNCG fired the employees — photographers Chris English and David Wilson and their boss, Lyda Carpen — on Sept. 24 after a three-week investigation. The three worked for UNCG for a combined 39 years.

Carpen, English and Wilson also were charged with several counts each of either obtaining property by false pretenses or aiding and abetting in that process.

After the meeting, Board Chairwoman Susan Safran issued the following statement:

“The UNCG Board of Trustees takes this matter of the termination of the three employees very seriously.

“The board does not normally get involved in personnel matters. Based on the facts as we know them, we are supportive of the dismissal of the employees. The employees have the right to appeal dismissal and we are supportive of their rights.

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