Kentucky college president fired following sexual assault allegations
The board of trustees announced that it initiated investigations into the claims made by several women, as well as employed outside counsel to conduct the inquiry.
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A Kentucky college president was fired Tuesday following accusations of sexual assault by numerous female employees.
According to The Hill, Georgetown College's board of trustees announced the firing of President William Jones, effective Monday.
The board said in a statement that it "was informed of allegations of a sexual assault of a female College employee, inappropriate behavior with another female College employee, and other conduct in violation of Jones’s employment agreement with the College."
The board also announced that it initiated investigations into the claims made by several women, and that it employed outside counsel to conduct the inquiry.
"Georgetown College does not tolerate violence or misuse of authority. We hold our administrators, students and faculty to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct. We are surprised and deeply disappointed by what we have learned," said Robert Mills, the chairman of the board of trustees.
"We will support the members of our Georgetown College family who are directly impacted, and we will work cooperatively with ongoing or any future investigations. We are confident in the leadership of Acting President Allen and the Board appreciates her dedication to the continuing mission of Georgetown College during this difficult time," he concluded.
The college's provost Rosemary Allen was named the acting president until the board hires a new one.
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