MOSCOW, Idaho -- The University of Idaho’s student body voted ''Yes" on a resolution calling for the athletic director to be fired.
Students said Rob Spear did not do enough to address sexual assault allegations against a former Vandal football player.
Spear was placed on 60 days administrative leave on Tuesday. University leaders said the move is necessary so they can carry out a review period where they'll examine such thing as student safety as well as sexual assault responsiveness.
Spear testified at the hearing on Wednesday night. He claimed confusions on policies caused this controversy. He told the student body that training has been done to prevent similar cases in the future.
"When we have a student who doesn't have a good experience here, it makes me very remorseful," Spear said during the hearing.
At the meeting, the student body claimed he did not pass along sexual assault complaints to the dean of students-- which is a Title-Nine violation. As a result, the vice president of the student body drafted the resolution to have Spear fired.
The vote is largely symbolic but students said it will send a clear message to the school that they believe Spear should no longer be employed by the university.