The controversial President of Chicago State University has stepped down.
Wayne Watson was granted a one year administrative sabbatical by the University’s Board of Trustees. The trustees also Watson he will retire at the end of the year.
Watson’s tenure has been rocky. Student enrollment is down significantly, according to the Chicago Tribune. Last year, the faculty voted no confidence in him. The University is waiting on a report on its accreditation
Chicago State University’s Provost, Sandra Westbrooks, is now acting president.