Lexington, come. – The superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute resigned Monday, a week after state officials ordered an investigation into what they classify as a “structural racist” culture at the college.
80-year-old retired Army General J.H. Board of Directors Chairman John William Poland has said he is “deeply saddened” by the resignation of Finford Bay III. A statement.
“General Pay has served VMI exceptionally well for over 17 years. General Bay is an outstanding American, patriot and hero. He has made our school great in every way,” the statement said.
Founded in 1839, VMI was the first government-aided military college in the country. School officials said they were cooperating with the investigation, but denied allegations that the company had formal ethnic issues.
VMI graduate Ralph Northam of the State of Virginia and other top officials elected by the Democrats sent a letter to the Public School Board a week ago announcing an inquiry into equality in its culture, policies, practices and disciplines. That decision came in the wake of the Washington Post Story It faces black cadets and alumni “relentless racism”.
Post Story described incidents such as threats and a white professor reminding the class about his father’s Ku Klux Klan member. It cited interviews with “more than a dozen” current and former color students.
And the Roanoke Times Announced Months ago Black alumni talked about racism at school.
Poland, which responded to officials last week, said the school welcomed a review.
“However, formal racism is not here, and a fair and independent review will find it to be true,” Poland wrote in the letter.
A Polish statement said Monday that the group would immediately turn its attention to the search for a new supervisor. Brigade. Gen. Robert Morechi, who was previously assistant superintendent for educators and faculty member, will serve as interim supervisor.
A school spokesman said Bay interview did not provide interview requests.
His resignation letter was released Realism, Nordham and some assembly leaders have lost faith in his leadership and he wants to resign, the Nordham chief said on Friday.
“The change in VMI has been delayed and the audience has a deep responsibility to embrace it,” Northam spokeswoman Alena Yarmowski said in a statement. “Diversity is a fundamental commitment.”
Yardowski said Northam “congratulates General Bey and is grateful for his decades of public service.”