Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders is resigning, citing the “fiercely negative media coverage” the school has received this year after a series of high-profile controversies.
“It is with a heavy heart that I am resigning as president of Florida Atlantic University and returning to a faculty position at the university,” Saunders said in a letter dated Tuesday and released Wednesday morning. Her resignation takes effect in 90 days.
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Staff writer John Lantigua and staff researcher Michelle Quigley contributed to this story.