A Minnesota man, fired in 1984 as director of student activities at Utah State University, has filed a multimillion dollar suit in federal court against five administrators and the university itself.

Ray Meyers, Minneapolis, Minn., asserts in the civil suit that he was terminated Aug. 31, 1984 - two months after returning from a 10-month sabbatical to pursue graduate school training.Meyers seeks $1 million in damages from each defendant, alleging the decision to fire him was "motivated by personal animosity" toward him and that he was fired without cause and not allowed to challenge the action.

He also said he was wrongly deprived of accumulated vacation, sick leave and other benefits, and was forced to take a job paying him substantially less.