NCCC students react to sex assault victim-blaming scandal

Faculty today pushing for president's removal
Posted at 11:10 AM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 11:12:17-04

Students and alumni of Niagara County Community College are speaking out following a 7 Eyewitness News investigation that revealed sexual assault victim-blaming by the college president and prompted Gov. Cuomo's call for a state investigation.

This student said she is reconsidering her she will return to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute because of the administration's dealing of the sexual assaults:

Graduates of NCCC are also weighing in on President James Klyczek's blaming of the victims of the assaults:

Another alumnae of the college had even stronger words for her alma mater:


Leaders of the NCCC faculty also say they are outraged by the comments and are calling on the college Board of Trustees to remove Klyczek.

They are voting on a resolution that says Klyczek should not be permitted to speak at graduation on May 13 due to "the besmirched credibility and harms done" by the president regarding the sex assault and bid-rigging scandals, the resolution states. 

If Klyczek is allowed to speak at commencement, faculty members want "that presence to be offset by a reasonable, ethical and eloquent faculty speaker."

More on this at 7 Eyewitness News at 6 p.m.