HAVRE, Mont. — Montana State University-Northern has agreed to pay a professor $35,000 to settle a racial discrimination complaint filed against the school.

The Billings Gazette reported (http://bit.ly/2wIxQ1t ) Wednesday that the university did not admit guilt, but nonetheless agreed to pay the professor.

Adjunct professor Yvonne Tiger filed the complaint in December 2016. The specific allegations of the complaint were never released. Tiger is Native American.

University Relations Director Jim Potter did not return calls on Tuesday.

University spokesman Kevin McRae says Tiger will no longer work as a health care transformation specialist, but will remain on staff as a part-time adjunct professor.

The Montana Human Rights Bureau has dropped the case as part of the settlement.


This story has been updated to correct the date that the complaint was filed.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com