Embattled Oregon State President F. King Alexander has offered his letter of resignation to the board of trustees, who have accepted it. Effective April 1st, Alexander will no longer be the President of the university. The move comes less than a week after the board declined to fire Alexander and instead place him probation.
Alexander has been under fire after reports about his tenure as President of LSU emerged. Alexander reportedly ignored and downplayed reports of then Football Head Coach Les Miles’s harassment of and misconduct with female students and employees.
After the board’s decision not to fire Alexander last week, response from the Oregon State community was swift and fierce. The Oregon State Faculty Senate put forward a no confidence vote in Alexander, and Oregon Governor Kate Brown expressed dismay at the board’s lack of action.
University Provost Edward Feser will handle presidential duties until a replacement is appointed.