Spelman College severes ties with Bill Cosby

By Drum Digital
27 July 2015

Professorship discontinued and related funds to be returned.

Atlanta-based Spelman College, one of the most prestigious African American colleges in the US has cut ties with Bill Cosby.

CNN reports that an official from the women college said The William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship will be discontinued.

The professorship had been suspended since December.

"The William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship at Spelman College has been discontinued," the school's communications office said in a brief statement Saturday. It went on to say that "related funds" have been returned to the Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation and that is has no further comment.

CNN points out that the Cosbys have a long history with Spelman. Two of their daughters, Erika and Evan, attended the renowned college.

It is estimated that the “related funds” are worth $20 million.

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