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VMI board says "with deep regret" that superintendent is out

The VMI superintendent resigned a week after state officials ordered an investigation into what they characterized as a culture of “ongoing structural racism."

LEXINGTON, Va. — The superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute has resigned. That's according to a statement Monday from the school’s board president. 

The announcement came a week after state officials ordered an investigation into what they characterized as a culture of “ongoing structural racism" following a report in The Washington Post. 

Retired Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III tendered his resignation Monday. 

Board President John William Boland said in a statement that the Board of Visitors accepted it “with deep regret.”

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