Ken Starr, Baylor Finally Agree To 'Mutual Separation'

WACO, TX - DECEMBER 06:  Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr runs onto the field with the Baylor Line before their game against the  Kansas State Wildcats on December 6, 2014  at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ken Starr, Baylor Finally Agree To 'Mutual Separation'


Ken Starr, Baylor Finally Agree To 'Mutual Separation'

Ken Starr had retained a position at Baylor despite being removed as the school’s president and chancellor following the rape scandal that has rocked the Waco, Texas university.

Starr has been a member of Baylor’s administration since 2010 and after the scandal broke he was relieved of his position as president, but was set to continue as the school’s chancellor. He was then was forced to resign from that position as well shortly after the release of the scathing Pepper Hamilton on the school’s conduct in investigating claims of sexual assault by students. Many of those accusations involved athletes.

After resigning as chancellor, Starr stayed on as a professor in Baylor’s law school, but that will end effective Friday. A joint statement issued by both parties follows:

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.

Starr’s ties to Baylor are now completely severed, which is likely a good move for both parties. So far the Baylor scandal has cost athletic director Ian McCaw, head football coach Art Briles and Starr their jobs. More are sure to wind up looking for new work as well.

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