SPOKANE, Wash. -

A controversial hire at Gonzaga University is creating a firestorm on social media, especially among the school's alum.

On Friday, it was revealed that Gonzaga had hired former University of Missour professor Melissa Click. Click was fired after a video was taken that showed her trying to have student journalists forcefully removed from covering a protest.

Click is now listed as a lecturer in the Communications Department on Gonzaga's website. She'll be working in the department for at least the next year. All Labor Day weekend, alum posted their dissatisfaction with the hire on Facebook.

The controversial moment came in a nearly 13-minute YouTube video, when Click shouted for "more muscle" to have a student journalist removed. The incident ended Click's career as a professor at Mizzou and opened the door for a new beginning at GU.

"The university is kind of giving her a second chance here, but maybe it wasn't the best thing they should have done," said Libby Kamrowski, a Junior journalism major at Gonzaga University. Kamrowski says her class studied the tape of Click after the incident happened, sparking some lengthy discussions.

"She kind of encroached on the free speech rights of students covering those things," Kamrowski said. "And as a journalism student, I would hate to be put in a position like that. I don't think she was in the right."

Those same thoughts are being expressed on the Gonzaga University Facebook page. Visitors have been voicing their outrage since the news broke. One even writes, "After explaining the situation to my four kids, none will be attending Gonzaga. Hiring someone like Melissa Click speaks volumes to condoning violence, hatred, and stifling free flow of ideas."

Friday the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, said in a statement, "We are confident she has learned much from her experiences at the University of Missouri and believe she will uphold the rigorous standards of academic excellence demanded of Gonzaga faculty and students.”

KXLY has reached out to Click for comment and is waiting to hear back.