Professor Tenders Resignation

Weber State University criminal justice professor Scott Senjo has tendered his resignation, effective immediately.

The resignation comes days after the university was made aware of several tweets Senjo sent from his personal Twitter account that promoted violence and caused safety concerns.

The university had placed Senjo on paid leave June 2, in order to conduct a review of the situation. The university did not ask him to resign.

In an email sent to his department chair and college dean on June 3, Senjo wrote:

“I studied the situation and the public fury is too great. I have to resign immediately. There’s no other option.”

In local media articles, Senjo acknowledged being the author of the tweets and apologized for his “Twitter contributions.”

The Twitter posts in question were hurtful and inconsistent with the values of Weber State University and our work to create an inclusive and welcoming environment. We know the views expressed in these tweets make many of our students and members of our campus community feel isolated or unsupported.

We appreciate the outpouring of emails and social media posts from our students, alumni and colleagues who shared their concerns. 

We remain committed to creating a campus environment where all are welcome, heard, valued and supported.


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