Arizona board agrees to pay $190K in gender pay settlement

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Board of Regents agreed to pay $190,000 to three former college deans to settle their gender discrimination lawsuit.

The Arizona Daily Star reported Thursday the board agreed to pay the former deans for legal fees, back pay and non-economic claims such as emotional distress.

Former University of Arizona Honors College Dean Patricia MacCorquodale filed the lawsuit in January 2018, claiming she was replaced in 2016 by a man who earned nearly $70,000 more.

Former dean of the university's College of Architecture Janice Cervelli and former College of Nursing Dean Joan Shaver later joined the suit, accusing the university of gender pay disparity.

The former deans and the board announced the settlement last week, but its terms were not immediately disclosed.

The board denies any wrongdoing in the agreement.