Computer chief, chemistry prof quit UT amid sexual misconduct inquiries

Posted December 28th, 2017

When Jay Boisseau abruptly resigned in 2014 after 12 years of building the University of Texas’ supercomputing center into an international powerhouse, school officials gave no reason for his departure.

The university made no public announcement when Bradley J. Holliday, a tenured chemistry professor, quit in 2016.

Records obtained by the American-Statesman under the Texas Public Information Act show that both men stepped down shortly after UT officials informed them that they had been accused of sexual misconduct. In the case of Boisseau, the university paid his accuser, a subordinate at UT’s Texas Advanced Computing Center, $325,000 to settle her claims.

For a full report on the abrupt resignations, and possible changes to UT’s approach to cases of sexual misconduct, visit