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 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

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