Dean Gould, the chief of employees of the Nevada System of Greater Schooling Board of Regents who drew criticism final summer time after he informed a regent she was utilizing “child-speak,” has left his put up, in response to an announcement made Tuesday and first printed by the Las Vegas Evaluate-Journal. 

In an announcement to the R-J, system spokesperson Francis McCabe confirmed Gould retired on the finish of 2020, however didn’t present a cause for his retirement. McCabe didn’t instantly return a request for remark from The Nevada Unbiased. 

An alternate between Gould and former Regent Lisa Levine in August drew a social media firestorm amid one other contentious debate over the proposed adoption of controversial federal adjustments to Title IX. As that debate drew to an in depth, Gould interrupted Levine amid a disagreement over parliamentary process and mentioned: “I don’t need to man-speak, however I must in the event you proceed to child-speak so please cease.”

The remark was shared extensively on Twitter, the place a variety of Democratic politicians — together with Gov. Steve Sisolak, who appointed Levine to the Board of Regents early final yr — referred to as on Gould to apologize. 

Gould later doubled down and launched an announcement charging that his comment was a reference to a different regents’ assembly in July, through which Levine had accused him of “mansplaining” the system’s new enterprise procedures to her. 

Gould didn’t seem at any subsequent regents assembly by means of the rest of 2020, and Board Chair Mark Doubrava later oversaw the hiring and approval of an out of doors lawyer to research each assembly incidents. 

That investigation was resolved late final month, although few new particulars had been launched in consequence. As a substitute, Doubrava launched an announcement noting that the conferences had fallen beneath “relevant guidelines of decorum and treating all who take part with respect,” and that board employees had been directed to determine doable adjustments. 

Nonetheless, Doubrava’s assertion didn’t clarify what doable deficiencies had been recognized by exterior counsel, nor has the board since agendized any adjustments to its assembly constructions. 

Regents will talk about the doable appointment of Keri Nikolajewski to the position of interim chief of employees at a gathering this Friday. Because the board’s deputy chief of employees, Nikolajewski has already served in Gould’s position by means of roughly a half-dozen particular board conferences scheduled by means of the top of final yr.