Despite Chrite’s departure, Bethune-Cookman prepares for the future

Nearly three weeks ago, Bethune-Cookman University President LaBrent Chrite abruptly resigned. In making the announcement

Nearly three weeks ago, Bethune-Cookman University President LaBrent Chrite abruptly resigned.

In making the announcement on March 16, Chrite first informed his cabinet. He didn’t tell the school’s Board of Trustees until much later in the day — an  indication that some acrimony existed between Chrite and the board.

Chrite’s letter of resignation suggested as much: “As the university enters this next stage of its trajectory, it is especially critical that the B-CU president be fully and demonstrably aligned with the board and the board’s leadership. It is clear to me that I cannot be that individual. I wish each of you the very best.” 

Pat Rice

The next day, March 17, Bentley University just outside of Boston announced that Chrite would be that school’s new president. 

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No doubt, B-CU has improved its outlook after the disaster that was the administration of Edison O. Jackson. (Chrite arrived about two years after Jackson’s resignation. Hubert Grimes served as interim president between the two.)