In recent years, the media has brought to light a variety of allegations of sexual and leadership misconduct in higher education. Although the increase in visibility is a positive indicator of the long-overdue reckoning that is necessary at some schools, it is also a stark reminder of the pervasiveness of this type of misconduct across our society. CECU has zero tolerance for this type of behavior and condemns sexual harassment in all its forms.
Recently, a leadership change at ASA College has brought these issues to the forefront at that institution. Legitimate and credible concerns have been raised about past misconduct allegations and the process that enabled ASA’s recent leadership transition.
After extensive and thorough due diligence, CECU believes the institution to be in violation of the association’s misconduct policy and has revoked the institution’s membership, consistent with the CECU bylaws. We do not take this action lightly but believe it is the appropriate decision given the information available.