(AP) – Oregon State’s trustees have accepted the resignation of university president F. King Alexander.
They concluded Alexander was unable to rebuild trust at the school because of his role in the mishandling of sexual misconduct cases during his tenure at LSU.
The Oregon State board of trustees had placed the president on probation last week but on Sunday received his offer to resign, effective April 1.
Board chair Rani Borkar said that because of the outpouring of comments since the probation decision from students, alumni and people who have alleged sexual misconduct, “we now know that rebuilding trust is no longer possible.”
An investigation into LSU’s response to the misconduct cases found system-wide flaws in the school’s reaction to allegations during Alexander’s tenure there from 2013-19.
Alexander told the board last week he was never interviewed by the law firm that did the investigation.