Roxbury College Leader To Leave

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The president of Roxbury Community College, Terrence Gomes, said Monday that he would step down, a move that followed weeks of allegations — including underreported campus crime, financial mismanagement, and missed educational opportunities — that raised questions about his administration.

“After days of deliberation and careful consideration, I have decided that it is in the best interest of Roxbury Community College, my professional career, and my family to retire,’’ effective June 30, Gomes wrote in a campuswide e-mail, citing a number of milestones the school has reached over the last few years but adding, “There is still so much that needs to be accomplished.’’

Details of his severance package were not immediately available Monday. He made $196,749 a year as the college’s president.

School trustees will next meet June 26 and are expected to nominate an interim president within two weeks. Their choice will need approval by the state Board of Higher Education.

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