The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Suze DiPietro by Dennis C. Schmieder of the law offices of Eric A. Shore in Cherry Hill, Camden County, on July 1 in New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County. The suit names the university and Lisa Honaker, who is the dean of the School of Arts & Humanities and had supervisory powers over DiPietro.
The lawsuit that DiPietro filed against the university contends that she was Performing Arts Center executive director for four months without a raise before being placed on 90-day furlough in June last year and being laid off in October.
Before becoming Performing Arts Center director, she was told she needed to obtain a master’s degree, which she did earn even though she said the man who held the position before her did not have one.