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Baylor Chancellor Kenneth Starr has resigned

In the midst of a sexual assault scandal at Baylor, Ken Starr has resigned from his role as university chancellor.

Kenneth Starr has resigned as the chancellor of Baylor University in the midst of some big restructuring at the school, but he will continue to teach in the law department, he told ESPN's Joe Schad Wednesday.

Starr told Schad he is resigning as “a matter of conscience.”

Following the investigation of the scandal, Starr was demoted from his school president role last week to a chancellor role where he was allowed to continue to teach at the law school. Starr was to have no operational duties at the university before the resignation.

Starr apologized to the "victims who were not treated with the care, concern and support they deserve," in a statement issued last week, when the school fired its head football coach Art Briles April 26.

Starr's resignation is the latest change at the university since Baylor University Athletics Director Ian McCaw was also forced to resign Monday in the wake of the scandal.

McCaw announced his resignation just after the announcement of Baylor's newly hired head football coach Jim Grobe.

Starr had been Baylor’s president since June 2010.

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