NOC terminates LuetkenhausMay 4, 2021 | Headlines
TONKAWA — Northern Oklahoma College officials announced today that Anthony Lee Luetkenhaus is no longer employed at the college.
Officials report that after further investigation and proven violations of NOC policies, he was terminated from his employment on Monday, May 3, within three business days of the onset of this investigation.
Leutkenhaus is in the county jail facing an array of charges including rape. He is set for a court appearance on Friday. (see story)
NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans said that Luetkenhaus is banned from the campus for the protection of the NOC campus community. In a campus announcement sent out earlier today, Dr. Evans provided resources from both NOC and the area communities.
Professional counselors were on campus Monday and the college has arranged for counseling support for any victims traumatized by the situation. Students and employees are encouraged to contact Jason Johnson, Vice President for Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator for counseling referral information.
“Our campus community is heartbroken for the victims in the allegations against Tony Luetkenhaus and are fully cooperating with the Tonkawa Police Department in the investigation. We are doing everything we can so justice is served and we can begin the healing process,” said Evans. “We want to thank the courageous people who stepped forward to report their experiences. Our College is a safer place because of your bravery.”
Campus spokesperson Sheri Snyder stated, “There is limited information that can be shared because of the ongoing investigation and employment law. The investigation with Tonkawa Police Department is ongoing and we are being as transparent as possible.” (