University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe announced today that he’s resigning. He steps down after some lawmakers, student groups, faculty and Mizzou football players called for his resignation, saying they are not pleased with the way he has handled recent anti-black and Jewish incidents on campus.
The University of Missouri Board of Curators held a closed door meeting at 10 a.m. today. It said the meeting was to discuss “certain confidential or privileged communications with university counsel, negotiated contracts, personnel matters, and records protected from disclosure by law. After roll call was taken for that meeting, Wolfe announced his resignation.
The ConcernedStudent1950 protest organization, which represents African American students at the university, released a list of demands last month that included Wolfe’s removal and comprehensive racial awareness and inclusion curriculum.
Tiger football players said Saturday they were boycotting team activities until Wolfe resigns. Head coach Gary Pinkel tweeted out a picture of what appears to be the entire team showing support for the boycott.
Several students have been camped out at the university protesting Wolfe’s job. Graduate student, Johnathan Butler, has been on a hunger strike in support of the protest.
Wolfe was named the 23rd president of the MU system in 2012.
Listen to Wolfe’s announcement: