U of R President says he's not surprised by independent report

University of Rochester president and CEO Joel Seligman announced his intention to step down Thursday, just hours after a report was issued about allegations of sexual misconduct on campus. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. – Following the release of the independent investigation report of sexual misconduct at the University of Rochester President Joel Seligman is saying he’s not surprised by the report’s findings.

The more than 200-page report found Professor Floridian Jaeger did not break the law or university policies at the time of the alleged sexual harassment and misconduct.

In an interview with WXXI News, he went on to say that his decision to resign is something he has thought about for the last month.

“What I’ve come to believe is this had become such a massive distraction to the campus and had so focused attention on one issue and obscured the great achievements of the campus and so much else that I came to realize the institution needed a fresh start a reset,” said Seligman during the WXXI interview. “And, as a practical matter, the only way to get there was with a new leader.”

To listen to the full interview, click here.

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