Roxbury Community College President Resigns

The under-fire president of Roxbury Community College is stepping down, WBUR has confirmed with the school’s chair of the board of trustees.

Terrence Gomes gave the board his resignation on Monday, after nine years as president.

“We all came and got on the same page that the change in leadership was appropriate [and] ultimately the best for the college,” Chair Anita Crawford just told our Newscast unit.

The college is under investigation into whether officials under-reported campus crime.

The Boston Globe, which first reported Gomes’ resignation, adds:

Gomes … retired in the wake of a series of questions about his leadership, including alleged underreporting of campus crime, lengthy delays in distributing financial aid, and his rejection of a job training program pushed by the business community.

Crawford wouldn’t comment on whether the board pressured Gomes to resign, but she said all parties agreed that a change in leadership is needed.

Crawford added that the school’s finances and academic programs have been improved under Gomes’ tenure.

Gomes has not returned calls for comment.

Crawford said Gomes’ resignation is effective at the end of the month.

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  • mary

    I’m sure he has a nice six figure pension.

    • #iseeignorance

      Really? You are SURE? Because you KNOW what you’re talking about. 9 years vs. 10 makes a huge difference. And why shouldn’t the ONLY Black CC president get what all other CC presidents get? Because you are SURE he doesn’t deserve it?

  • Sanyu Aya

    Controversial president? What exactly has been controversal about HIM? What was the real cause of the financial aid delay? Are ANY of the colleges reporting crime statistics correctly?The President is under a gag order from the Board You can’t speak to anyone else at the college? Real balanced and insightful reporting WBUR. That’s the end of my donations.

  • Sue

    Unbiased investigative reporting does not exist in Boston. The Globe created the story. No one chose to investigate. No one has asked WHY? I understand the Globe refuses to print letters to the editor that do not agree with their position. WHY?

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