Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board of Trustees In Wake of Scandal

Embattled comedian says he’s stepping down to protect “best interests of the university and its students”

Last Updated: December 1, 2014 @ 2:24 PM

Bill Cosby has resigned from the Temple University Board of Trustees in wake of an onslaught of sexual assault allegations levied against the comedian.

“I have always been proud of my association with Temple University. I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students,” Cosby said in a statement obtained by TheWrap, “as a result, I have tendered my resignation from the Temple University Board of Trustees.”

Cosby has been a sitting board member since 1982, a University spokesperson confirms.

In response, the University said it “accepts Dr. Cosby’s resignation from the board and thanks him for his service to the university.”

Cosby matriculated to Temple in 1961 on a track and field scholarship, and has long since championed the learning institution in press. He’s also appeared as a commencement speaker.

Reports of unrest in the Temple community have sparked recently over Cosby’s affiliation, thanks to the reignited allegations and subsequent media storm.

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