Williar resigns for role in Flagler College admission scandal

Earlier today, Flagler College President, William T. Abare Jr., informed local Historic City News reporters that, last week, an internal investigation revealed that test scores, grade point averages, and class ranks of freshman entering the college from fall 2010 to fall 2013, were misreported to the media and certain evaluating agencies.

Armed with the results of the preliminary investigation, Abare confronted Marc Williar, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Flagler College, on Friday. According to a statement posted by Abare today, Vice President Williar “has resigned after taking sole responsibility.”

“We have notified appropriate organizations, agencies, and accrediting bodies of the situation and have informed them that we have commissioned an independent investigation,” Abare told local news reporters. “We will disclose the findings once we receive the final report. We are reviewing what happened and are developing policies, procedures, and systems to ensure this does not occur again.”

According to his profile page on LinkedIn, Williar was employed at Flagler College in the admissions department for 29-years, from 1980 – 2009. Since 2009, until Friday, Williar has served as Vice President for Enrollment Management.