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Submitted October 4, 2001

Appellant Hahn was released in 1999 from his employment as a professor at the University of the District of Columbia pursuant to a reduction in force (“RIF”). He appealed his termination to the University president, but his appeal was rejected. He then filed a petition for review of the University’s action in the Superior Court. The court denied the petition, and Dr. Hahn brought this appeal.

In all respects but one, we affirm the judgment of the trial court. We hold that the University had the power to conduct the RIF, that Dr. Hahn’s status as a tenured professor did not entitle him to heightened seniority because that was precluded by a collective bargaining agreement, and that Dr. Hahn was properly subject to the 1999 RIF. We remand the case in part, however, because the University president did not make any findings on the question of whether Dr. Hahn held his faculty position “at large” within the College of Business and Public Management and, if so, whether he was or is qualified to teach in another department.

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