Officials at Fisk University have announced that Kevin Rome is no longer president of the institution. He will be replaced by acting president and provost Vann Newkirk.
In a letter to the campus community, Fisk Board Chair Frank Sims called for an optimistic view of the university under new leadership.
“Fisk is positioned for a wonderful future and we look forward to the years ahead,” said Sims.
Rome was accused of assault and making threats against a Nashville man who filed a restraining order against him earlier this month, which was first reported by Nashville Scoop. Rome was placed on leave a day after the report surfaced.