COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Following allegations that a former Colorado College president was engaged in sexual misconduct, the college is moving forward with removing his name from a residence hall.
Slocum Hall, named after former Colorado College President William F. Slocum, will have a new name in the near future. After two years the school's board of trustees will initiate a naming process.
"President Jill Tiefenthaler fully investigated this matter and then brought it to the CC Board of Trustees for their consideration. Based upon its review of the matter, the board finds that there is overwhelming and uncontroverted evidence that Slocum engaged in instances of sexual misconduct and egregious sexual assault while he was president of the college," the college stated in a release. "Such behavior was reprehensible and is in direct conflict with the mission and values of Colorado College."
The board unanimously decided to remove Slocum's name from the residence hall and commons building on the corner of Nevada and Cache la Poudre.
The facilities will temporarily be known as South Hall and South Commons.