54734a91924cf.imageThe president of Lincoln University has resigned following remarks about sex assault earlier this year. A letter from the Lincoln University Board of Trustees announced the resignation on Monday morning.

The letter also announced that the university’s general counsel, Valerie Harrison, has agreed to serve acting president while the board searches for a long-term interim president and begins the search for the school’s 14th president.

Jennings’ speech happened on September 16th, but started going viral with the past month.

During the speech, Jennings remarked, “We have, we had, on this campus last semester three cases of young women who after having done whatever they did with young men and then it didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to turn out. Guess what they did. They went to Public Safety and said, ‘He raped me.’ ”

Jennings apologized two weeks ago, saying it’s obvious that he did not clearly communicate and that he did not intend to hurt or offend anyone


  1. If indeed he was delinquent in running the school he should be gone. As for his September comments, I’m still waiting for someone to clarify the part in which he said victims of rape should not report it. At any rate, I would hope that the next president has a clear policy concerning the crime of rape, false accusations of rape, and the processes that will decide how a young lady’s or young man’s future will be determined in either case.

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