Showing posts with label Bill Cosby Temple University. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bill Cosby Temple University. Show all posts

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Temple University rescinds Cosby's honorary degree

Temple University, where Bill Cosby long served as a leading public face and key fundraiser, said Friday it will rescind the honorary doctorate it awarded to the comedian in 1991 because he was convicted of sexually assaulting a former employee.

The Philadelphia university said its board of trustees accepted a recommendation Friday to rescind the degree, citing Thursday's jury verdict finding him guilty of drugging and molesting a woman who managed the school's women's basketball team in 2004.

Cosby received a bachelor's from Temple, which was among few that waited to pull honors from Cosby until after the verdict.

Cosby served on the board for decades before resigning in 2014.


Monday, December 01, 2014

Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board of Trustees

Bill Cosby has resigned as a Trustee from Temple University. He released the following statement:

"I have always been proud of my association with Temple University. I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students. As a result, I have tendered my resignation from the Temple University Board of Trustees."

Temple University released the following statement:

Temple University officials released a concise statement about the resignation: "The Board of Trustees accepts Dr. Cosby's resignation from the board and thanks him for his service to the university."