LSU Alumni Association President Resigns

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:58pm

LSU Alumni Association President Charlie Roberts has resigned.

It all began when an alleged relationship between Roberts and employee Kay Heath surfaced. When the board of directors found out about it, Heath was asked to resign and claims she was promised monetary compensation for doing so. Heath says she hasn't received the money, so now she is suing both the board and Roberts. However, last week Heath announced she would drop the alumni association from the lawsuit if Charlie Roberts resigned. He submitted his resignation letter just yesterday. So we wanted to know if you thought the allegations would negatively affect the alumni association.

"It's not right obviously but until you're in that position your self you can't really say that you wouldn't do the same thing you know. If you give anybody power there's a chance that it's going to be abused so it is what it is and it'll keep happening," says LSU alumnus Bijon Banerjee.

In his resignation letter Roberts explicitly states no money from the alumni association was used to pay Heath, and it all came from Roberts' personal discretionary funds. Cliff Vannoy, Chief Operating Officer of the LSU Alumni Association has stepped in to serve as acting CEO. 

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