Former Baylor president Ken Starr resigns as professor

Friday August 19th, 2016

Former Baylor University president Ken Starr has resigned from his position as a law professor at the school, leaving the university in the wake of the sexual assault scandal involving the football program. 

Starr had already resigned as chancellor "as a matter of conscience" in May after being demoted from his position as president after an investigation called into question the university's handling of sexual assault cases.

Baylor released a statement on Friday announcing Starr "will be leaving his faculty status and tenure," noting that his departure was mutually agreed upon.

Baylor had been the subject of criticism for its addressing 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.

Head coach Art Briles was fired as a result of the Pepper Hamilton report, and athletic director Ian McCae resigned. 

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