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Baylor chancellor Ken Starr will resign
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Baylor chancellor Ken Starr will resign
Wednesday June 1st, 2016

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Baylor chancellor Ken Starr will resign, Starr told ESPN’s Joe Schad.

Starr was demoted from school president to chancellor last week amid controversy over Baylor’s handling of sexual assault cases. Starr told Schad he is resigning as “a matter of conscience.”

Starr will become the third high-profile Baylor official to become unemployed in the wake of the scandal. Head coach Art Briles was fired last week, and athletic director Ian McCae resigned Monday.

Baylor had been the subject of criticism for its handling of sexual assault cases since the rape cases and convictions of football players Sam Ukwuachu and Tevin Elliott. In late May, an independent review conducted by law firm Pepper Hamilton found the football program and athletic department had failed in its handling of numerous sexual assault and domestic violence cases involving football players.

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Starr had been Baylor’s president since June 2010. He will continue to teach at Baylor’s law school.

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