Lincoln president to undergo internal review
- Lincoln University President Robert Jennings will undergo an internal review for controversial comments on sexual assaults, as well as enrollment and financial rating declines under his watch, the institution's board of trustees said Saturday.
- The review, to be conducted by an executive committee, will launch immediately, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, but it is unknown when a decision will be issued.
- Earlier on Saturday, Chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd issued a statement expressing support for Jennings' leadership, which only threw gas on the fire where calls for his resignation are concerned.
The sexual assault controversy began at a September convocation for women, where Jennings made comments about false rape claims that have been widely seen as placing the blame on women. The resulting anger hasn't died down, as the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that at least 100 protesters — including students, parents, faculty, alumni, and state and national representatives from the American Association of University Professors — stood outside of Saturday's closed meeting. In addition to that issue, enrollment has fallen 7.3% under Jennings' watch and Moody's has given the historically black college a negative outlook.
- Philadelphia Inquirer Lincoln U. board calls for internal review of school's president
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