Former Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is leaving his position on the university’s faculty in a “mutually agreed separation,” according to a joint statement.
“Effective [Friday, Aug. 19], Judge Ken Starr will be leaving his faculty status and tenure at Baylor University’s Law School,” the statement reads.
Starr, who had worked in Baylor’s administration since 2010, was stripped of his president title and resigned as chancellor in the wake of a damning report on how the university handled sexual assault cases -- a scandal that beleaguered the school’s football program.
Starr was initially set to keep his position as a professor in Baylor’s law school after his demotion. Head Coach Art Briles was ultimately fired and Athletic Director Ian McCaw resigned in the days following the release of the Pepper Hamilton report.
Dr. David Garland, who served as the university’s interim president before Starr took the role, was reassumed the title after Starr’s reassignment.
Read the joint statement in its entirety below:
Effective today, Judge Ken Starr will be leaving his faculty status and tenure at Baylor University’s Law School. The mutually agreed separation comes with the greatest respect and love Judge Starr has for Baylor and with Baylor’s recognition and appreciation for Judge Starr’s many contributions to Baylor. Baylor wishes Judge Ken Starr well in his future endeavors. Judge Starr expresses his thanks to the Baylor family for the opportunity to serve as president and chancellor and is grateful for his time with the exceptional students of Baylor University who will lead and serve around the world.