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In 2015, Wolfe was the subject of criticism from a variety of groups over his perceived failure to address a series of alleged racist incidents at the University of Missouri. Drawing condemnation from black student organizations. [15] In November 2015, Missouri's Legion of Black Collegians announced that approximately thirty athletes would not participate in any team activities unless Wolfe resigned. [16]

On November 9, 2015, Wolfe resigned at a special Board of Curators meeting that morning. [3] In a statement, he said, "My motivation in making this decision comes from a love of Columbia where I grew up and the state of Missouri. I thought and prayed over this decision. It is the right thing to do. ... The frustration and anger I see is real and I don't doubt it for a second. ... I take full responsibility for the actions that have occurred. I have asked everybody to use my resignation to heal. Let's focus in changing what we can change today and in the future, not what we can't change in the past." [3] [17]

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Tim Wolfe
MU Timothy Wolfy HB 253.jpg
Wolfe speaks out against House Bill 253 at the University of Missouri in September 2013
President of the
University of Missouri System
In office
February 15, 2012 November 9, 2015
Academic offices
Preceded by
Gary D. Forsee
Steve Owens (interim 2011-12)
President of the University of Missouri System
February 15, 2012 – November 9, 2015
Succeeded by