Last week, Bob Jones University president Steve Pettit announced his resignation. He will leave office at the end of the academic year in May. His resignation came only a few months after the board re-elected him.
He left amid a conflict over Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. He has sent a letter to the board chair, John Lewis. In the letter, Pettit said Lewis allegedly kept information away from Pettit and obstructed a Title IX investigation.
Now Pettit has announced that Lewis will leave the board. The Greenville News reported that a press release said, “Late this afternoon, I was notified that Bob Jones University Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. John Lewis has resigned effective immediately.”
It is unclear if Pettit will rescind his decision to leave the university.