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Embattled Community-College President Retires Ahead of Board Vote

A community-college president who was allegedly recorded disparaging the victim of a campus sexual assault retired this week hours before a vote by the college’s Board of Trustees on his future, the Associated Press reports.

James P. Klyczek, president of Niagara County Community College, in New York, alerted the board that he had stepped down on Wednesday before a meeting where the trustees were expected to vote on whether to oust him. The president was allegedly recorded making critical comments about the intelligence of a woman who was sexually assaulted last summer on the campus.

Since the news broke last week, students and faculty members have demanded a change in leadership, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has called for an investigation. The board said Mr. Klyczek’s actions were inconsistent with the college’s values.

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