Email to the Wisconsin governor regarding UW-W’s attempt to reopen my claim pending review by Dept. of Education

Burt, Bradley J, Sr

  • Kelly Cook <>;
Tue 2/7/2023 8:10 AM

Investigator Cook-

I have cc:d Gov. Tony Evers for the record whose staff contacted me and indicated will assist me with any concerns I have regarding our exchanges. Evers’ office shared with me your division representative’s email and the updates regarding Investigator Michael Kent. I asked you to redress my complaint against Kent not McMenamin. You have two complaints I have filed.

I do not trust the university, especially after being attacked by my Disability Coordinator Debbie Reuter last week over relaying my VA social worker’s concerns to my professor she interfered with, which Evers is aware. I am notifying the governor’s staff and will include him whenever occurrences happen, which I believe are backlash over filing complaints. I do not wish to undergo any more academic abuse like what happened when Kent disrupted my semester.

Attn: Gov. Evers,

Investigator Cook contacted me yesterday stating the university wishes to reopen my claim against University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Veterans Lounge Sergeant-at-Arms Kris McMenamin. My hate/bias complaint was filed based on a tip I received McMenamin allowed other students and not me the use of the lounge for exam proctoring, which I had requested the university allow since my transfer in 2019. I attempted to conduct an FOIA through Meghan Williams, who I have notified you has been nothing but rude to me. I am seeking your assistance with navigating amending my claim and am notifying you to please connect with your university delegates seeking to reopen my claim there is a Dept. of Education complaint pending. I believe the new complaint prevents them from reopening my claim I dismissed.

I need to amend my Dept. of Education complaint and add Debbie Reuter’s occurrence and am adding the Madison College occurrences I have cc:d you relating to my UW complaint with the Dept. of Education for review. After meeting with Kent, I have come to understand the incident is not exclusive UW Whitewater, therefore UW Whitewater cannot reopen my complaint on the grounds their employee attacked me as a student conducting research for Madison College as a dual learner. The complaint happened over two campuses. McMenanim aggressively attacked me and told me to withdraw my topic for my project, which was veteran attrition rates I was seeking from the university and pick something like veteran success instead.

The Dept. of Education will have the jurisdiction to roll my concerns into one investigation. I believe the university will make the matters worse and complicate my complaint if I enter into another investigation. The new investigation can wait until I am done with the semester and am asking you to request your university delegates to table the issue under old business. I can bring this before the board of regents and address the university’s unethical behavior if need be.

Respectfully Submitted,

Bradley J. Burt

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