He was right.
On Wednesday, the Board of Regents voted to deny his appeal and uphold his tenure revocation, issued by then-President Michael Adams last spring, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald. Adams overruled a five-member faculty committee, which was split about whether to revoke tenure.
The story quotes a letter Adams wrote to Barsness, which says:
“Upon review I have determined that public sex with a student under one’s direction and control in a UGA program merits termination. It is my judgment that the charges were sustained and that your employment relationship with UGA, including tenure, should be terminated as of this date.”