F. King Alexander says he will resign from Oregon State University effective April 1.
The move comes amid heavy criticism of Alexander’s handling of sexual misconduct complaints during his time as president of LSU. The Oregon board agreed to pay Alexander a one-time payment of $630,000, representing his annual salary, plus $40,000 in relocation costs and payment of his health and medical insurance through March 2022. The board said the payments to Alexander would be made with private funds, and not from taxpayer dollars. His resignation follows a lengthy meeting by the Oregon State University Board of Trustees last week in which they put Alexander on probation.