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President at Center of Ivanka Trump Speech Controversy Resigns

September 28, 2020

The president of Wichita State University, Jay Golden, resigned Friday, effective immediately, less than a year after taking the job, The Wichita Eagle reported. The Board of Regents did not provide an explanation for the resignation. Golden had come under fire from some donors for canceling a virtual speech by Ivanka Trump at the WSU Tech graduation last spring.

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Elizabeth Redden

Elizabeth Redden, Senior Reporter, covers general higher education topics, religion and higher education, and international higher education for Inside Higher Ed. She has more than a decade of experience as an education journalist. She holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from Columbia University.

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