MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says he asked the school's top technology officer to step aside.

Scott Studham's departure was announced last week as a resignation. But Kaler said in a statement Friday that he requested Studham's resignation. Kaler said there were complaints about Studham's judgment, but his request was based on the "culture" in Studham's department.

Kaler's statement came as the university released documents in response to an open records request from The Associated Press and others. The release included an internal audit of complaints raised including Studham's handling of employees and possible misuse of university money.

Studham said in a response to the audit he did nothing wrong.

Studham was paid $265,000 a year. He got 3 months' severance and agreed not to sue.

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