Bennett College in Greensboro lost its appeal in an effort to save its accreditation in February.
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Phyllis Worthy Dawkins is leaving her position as president of Bennett College.
The college's Board of Trustees made the announcement Friday.
As Bennett College in Greensboro moves forward in its fight to save its accreditation, some students are demanding accountability from school leaders.
Bennett College has filed a lawsuit against the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges after the loss of its appeal to save its accreditation. The school will remain accredited during legal proceedings.
The Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel erupted in cheers as President Phyllis Worthy Dawkins announced Monday that Bennett College had raised $8.2 million.
On the last day of fundraising to save its accreditation, Bennett College received a major gift from a neighboring school.
On Saturday, political activist Rev. William Barber participated in a conversation at Bennett College with his daughter, Dr. Sharrelle Barber, who graduated from the school in 2007.
Bennett College in Greensboro has received $1 million in less than 24 hours, thanks to two large gifts.