Lincoln University President Under Investigation

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The board of trustees of a Philadelphia university has decided to conduct an internal review of the school president, who is under fire for comments about women and sexual assault two months ago.

Lincoln University board chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd told The Philadelphia Inquirer after a closed two-hour meeting Saturday that the review of President Robert Jennings would be referred to an executive committee.

Jennings apologized last week for comments he made at a September all-women’s convocation in which he spoke of women having made false rape allegations, which some interpreted as blaming women for sexual assault. He declined comment Saturday.

The state auditor general’s office said last week that an audit of Lincoln University has been moved up following the comments, which Auditor General Eugene DePasquale called “disturbing.”