- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

SANBORN, N.Y. (AP) - A New York community college president who was recorded disparaging an alleged victim of sexual assault has retired, just before a vote to consider firing him.

Niagara County Community College says James Klyczek (KLY’-zehk) notified the board of trustees of his retirement shortly before a special meeting Wednesday evening in which the trustees were to decide whether to remove him as head of the two-year college located north of Buffalo.

In a statement, the board’s president called Klyczek’s reported words and actions inconsistent with the college’s values.

WKBW-TV of Buffalo aired a recording in which Klyczek is allegedly heard calling a middle-aged woman who reported being sexually assaulted near the campus library “too stupid to follow (her) instinct.”

Klyczek doesn’t have a public phone listing and couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday.

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