O'More president resigns

The board of O'More College of Design on Monday accepted the offer by President Mark Hilliard to step down from his job with immediate effect. The move comes shortly after reports that a number of faculty members this summer voiced their concern about Hilliard's leadership and his spending on a number of projects. But the resignation doesn't mean the book is closed on the school's investigation into Hillard's actions.

Asked if the retirement closes the official investigation into the allegations and concerns made by staff and students, Williams, an attorney who has served on the board since 2007, said “not necessarily.”

Of the “huge number of allegations” the board received, some of charges were serious while others “were more opinion,” Williams said. “If we find credible evidence of something we need to investigate, we’ll certainly look into it.”