Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders resigns

Thursday, May 16, 2013

After months of controversy, Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders has resigned.

In a resignation letter submitted to the university late Tuesday, Saunders highlighted FAU’s progress in academics and student success, but also noted “there is no doubt the recent controversies have been significant and distracting to all members of the University community.”

Saunders will join the FAU faculty, and will be assigned a special research project to assess the feasibility of developing a physician’s assistant program at FAU. The university hopes to select an interim president by fall semester.

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