Baylor's Title IX coordinator has resigned, the university announced late Monday night. Patty Crawford stepped down from a position she had held since November 2014.
The university released the following statement, announcing the resignation:
“Baylor University tonight announces the resignation of Patty Crawford as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. Our understanding is that Patty was disappointed in her role in implementing the recommendations that resulted from the Pepper Hamilton investigation. The University is grateful for Patty’s leadership in establishing fair and equitable Title IX processes that are also supportive of the needs of survivors. We will always seek to continuously improve and are confident that the very capable Title IX staff will continue the important work of educating, supporting and responding to the needs of those impacted by interpersonal violence.”
Baylor has been mired in a sexual assault scandal for months, after a number of football players were accused of assaulting women over the past several years. Head Coach Art Briles was terminated in the fallout, as was President Ken Starr and Athletic Director Ian McCaw.
The university has said they will not be making any Baylor spokespeople available for interview at this time.
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