Student Body President at Abilene Christian University Was Impeached: Black Student Says He Is Not Sure If Race Was a Factor in His Ouster

The student body president at Abilene Christian University in Texas was impeached and removed from office. The African-American student was accused of not putting in the required 20 hours a week to fulfill his duties, as well as his being frequently late to meetings and being disrespectful to faculty. The student congress voted 25-5 to oust its leader, considerably more than the 75 percent majority required by the student government bylaws.

Last fall the student leader found a noose on the chair in his campus office. He stated that he is not sure if his impeachment was related to race. Blacks make up about 13 percent of the student body at the university.