CSULB administrator separated from university following rumored link to Compton double murder suspect

Cal State Long Beach Vice President for Student Affairs Carmen Taylor was separated from her position at the university on Monday nearly a week after she was placed on paid administrative leave.

In an email to the campus community Monday afternoon, CSULB President Jane Close Conoley said Mary Ann Takemoto will serve as the interim vice president for student affairs.

“This decision comes in the wake of Vice President Carmen Taylor’s separation from her position with the campus today,” Conoley said in the email Monday.

Taylor was placed on paid administrative leave on Oct. 2 following rumors that she had been at one point in a romantic relationship with a former employee who fatally shot two people in Compton on Sept. 28, just hours after visiting the campus.

The university is currently Taylor’s connection to Jamie Williams, 43, who reportedly had a violent criminal record before he was hired at the university.


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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.