Bill Cosby steps down from Temple University Board of Trustees
Bill Cosby has resigned from the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Temple University.
The comedian tendered his resignation amidst allegations of sexual assault by numerous women; Cosby held the seat for 32 years.
“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. As a result, I have tendered my resignation from the Temple University Board of Trustees,” Cosby said in a statement.
According to Philadelphia Magazine, the university has been discussing the situation over the last couple of days. Temple University accepted Cosby’s resignation and thanked him for his service, in a statement.
“The Board of Trustees accepts Dr. Cosby’s resignation from the board and thanks him for his service to the university,” Temple University said, in a statement.
Cosby’s resignation comes on the heels of Netflix and NBC both scrapping their respective Cosby projects, along with the cancellation of several U.S. comedy shows.