CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston School of Law's new president has stepped down just eight days into her new role.
A spokesman for the school confirmed Maryann Jones submitted her resignation Thursday night via email to the school's directors and dean.
In an email, Jones mentioned criticism and not wanting to be in the situation she was in:
One of the law school's directors, Judge Robert S. Carr, informed the school community of Jones' decision Friday.
"We hope that this will be a catalyst to all of our working together to take the tough actions necessary to assure the long-term survival of the school," Carr said in that message.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the school over the possible sale to the Infilaw system, which owns three other law schools.