Published November 9th, 2015 at 10:43 AM
During a press conference this morning, University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe stepped down in an emotional speech after weeks of mounting pressure from students and faculty for the university to tackle race issues.
“To our students…to our football players and other students, the frustration and anger I see is real. And I don’t doubt it,” Wolfe said.
The tension and protests made national news this weekend when 30 black MU football players joined student activists and the group Concerned Student 1950 by threatening to stop participation in team activities until Wolfe’s removal. Head coach Gary Pinkel tweeted that he stood with his players.
Wolfe said his resignation is effective immediately.