It seems Frank Crumley succeeded Damon Evans in more than one way.
Frank Crumley, who served as executive associate athletic director for finance and business, stepped down on Sept. 16 while UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office was looking into a relationship he had with a female athletic association employee who reported to him, according to documents obtained Thursday by the Athens Banner-Herald under an open records request.
Crumley, 50, is divorced. The married female who emails indicate Crumley was having an affair with worked in a department in athletics since September 2012.
She received a promotion March 24, 2013, and a raise from $53,000 annually to $60,950. She received a 4 percent raise to $63,388 on July 1, 2014.
The EOO investigator told Crumley the university was concerned the woman got a promotion “because others had more experience than her,” and there was no search for the position. A person in human resources raised questions about the appointment because she did not meet minimum qualifications, according to notes.
The affair isn’t the telling tale here. It’s Crumley believing he could get away with giving her a promotion she wasn’t qualified for and the raise associated with it. When you hear people speak dismissively about how Butts-Mehre operates, that’s the mindset they’re talking about.