March 7 2005, 8:40 PM
University of Colorado president Betsy Hoffman submitted her resignation today, effective June 30.
"It has become clear to me that, amid the serious matters the University of Colorado now confronts, my role as the leader of the university has become an issue," she wrote in a letter to the board. "It appears to me it is in the university's best interest that I remove the issue of my future from the debate so that nothing inhibits C.U.'s ability to successfully create the bright future it so deserves."The decision appears to be based upon diminishing support for her leadership, resulting mostly from CU's football recruiting scandal -- but perhaps her stand on Professor Ward Churchill as well. You can read her resignation letter here.