Report: Baylor board of regents fires president Ken Starr
The Baylor board of regents fired school president Ken Starr on Tuesday amid the sexual assault scandal involving the Bears football team, according to HornsDigest.com.
The regents believe that the blame for the school’s failure in handling rape and sexual assault reports falls on Starr, according to the report, and they might not bring punishment down on head coach Art Briles.
Starr has been Baylor president for the last six years. It is not clear if he will be moved to another position at the school or terminated completely.
In a statement, the school said an announcement will come by June 3rd.
Reagan Ramsower, Baylor’s senior vice president of operations and chief financial officer, is expected to succeed Starr in the interim.
Baylor is accused of failing to respond to reports of rape and/or sexual assault filed by at least six female students from 2009 to 2016. Two former football players, Tevin Elliott and Sam Ukwuachu, have been convicted of rape.
Elliot is currently serving a 20-year sentence after his conviction in January 2014.