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UT-San Antonio President Steps Down and Apologizes for Making Women ‘Uncomfortable’

Ricardo Romo resigned on Friday as president of the University of Texas at San Antonio, saying he had “been made aware that the manner in which I embraced women made them uncomfortable and was inappropriate.”

In a written statement, Mr. Romo said that he had been informed about the concerns of those women by the system’s chancellor, William H. McRaven, and that he wished to step down in order to “eliminate the possibility of any distraction or disruption of the great work going on at UTSA.” He added: “I deeply apologize for any conduct that offended anyone.”

Mr. Romo was placed on leave in February. He had been due to retire from the post in August.

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