Georgetown College president sacked following allegations of sexual misconduct
The president of Georgetown College has been relieved of his duties. The institution’s Board of Trustees terminated the employment of William A. Jones this week and named provost Dr. Rosemary Allen Acting President.
A release from the school says this past Sunday the college was informed of allegations of a sexual assault of a female employee, inappropriate behavior with another female college employee, and other conduct in violation of Jones’s employment agreement with the College. The College took immediate steps to investigate the allegations; engaging outside counsel to do so.
In a statement, Trustees board chair Robert L Mills said: “Georgetown College does not tolerate violence or misuse of authority. We hold our administrators, students and faculty to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct. We are surprised and deeply disappointed by what we have learned. We will support the members of our Georgetown College family who are directly impacted, and we will work cooperatively with ongoing or any future investigations. We are confident in the leadership of Acting President Allen and the Board appreciates her dedication to the continuing mission of Georgetown College during this difficult time.”