EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Dean resigns over school's opposition to Chick-fil-A 'corporate values'
- The College of Business Dean at Rider University is resigning over the school's Chick-fil-A ban.
- Dean Cynthia Newman cited her Christian beliefs and the school's opposition to Chick-fil-A's 'corporate values' in her resignation announcement.
In fall 2018, Campus Reform reported exclusively that Rider University in New Jersey had made the decision to ban Chick-fil-A from becoming a restaurant on campus despite being voted one of the top fast food choices in student surveys. Now, Cynthia Newman, who is currently the dean of Rider's College of Business, has announced that she will be resigning over the university's opposition to the fast-food chain.
Newman explained her reasoning to the faculty and staff of the College of Business in her Feb. 14 resignation announcement, a copy of which Campus Reform obtained exclusively. In the announcement, Newman recalled the university rejecting students wanting to bring a Chick-fil-A restaurant to campus because the fast-food chain's "corporate values have not sufficiently progressed enough to align with those of Rider."