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Georgetown College President fired over sexual assault allegations

William A. Jones, former president of Georgetown College
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William A. Jones, former president of Georgetown College

The president of Georgetown College has been fired. According to a statement released by the school, William A. Jones was fired Monday by the Board of Trustees over allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate conduct involving multiple female employees. The statement said the college was informed of the allegations Sunday afternoon. They involved allegations of a sexual assault of a female College employee, inappropriate behavior with another female College employee, and other conduct in violation of Jones’s employment agreement with the College.

Georgetown College says an investigation was immediately launched and that outside counsel has been hired to continue the investigation.

Chairman of the Georgetown College Board of Trustees, Robert L. Mills, said in a statement, “Georgetown College does not tolerate violence or misuse of authority. We hold our administrators, students and faculty to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct. We are surprised and deeply disappointed by what we have learned. We will support the members of our Georgetown College family who are directly impacted, and we will work cooperatively with ongoing or any future investigations.”

Because an investigation is ongoing, Georgetown College said it would have no other comments about Jones' dismissal. Jones became President of Georgetown College in 2019.

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Craig Kopp
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