Dean resigns over school’s choice to not allow Chick-Fil-A

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A dean at a New Jersey university has resigned from her position over the school’s decision to not consider bringing Chick-fil-A to campus because of its opposition to the LGBT community.

Campus Reform, a conservative higher education news site, first reported that Cynthia Newman stepped down as dean of Rider University’s business college.

The university removed Chick-fil-A from a survey asking students to vote for new campus restaurants saying the chain’s values did not align with Rider’s. Newman said she reached out to officials for an apology but never got one.

Newman told the site she is a “very committed Christian” and the fast food chain’s values “mirror my personal beliefs perfectly.”

Newman confirmed to The Associated Press that she resigned as dean. reports Rider officials maintain their decision.

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