Dr. Jeremy Levitt has voluntarily resigned from his position of dean of the UNB Faculty of Law. His resignation is effective immediately.
In a statement from UNB, vice-president academic Tony Secco wrote that Levitt decided to resign “because he believes that it is in the best interests of his family and himself as well as that of the students, alumni and faculty of UNB Law.”
Levitt will be on research leave from UNB until July 31, 2015 to complete “ongoing research activities.” Following this he will return to Florida A&M University College of Law.
The statement said that “Dr. Levitt has decided to leave UNB in order to return to, and help advance, his home institution in Florida following completion of those commitments.”
Levitt took a two-year leave from Florida A&M in order to take up the deanship at UNB. He has been on an unexplained leave of absence from UNB since the end of January.
Law students received an email from Secco shortly before UNB released their statement.
In it he said that he would be “consulting with the Faculty [of law] on leading and managing the Law School going forward, both until June 30, 2015 and for post-July 1, 2015.”
UNB will be issuing a statement about the law school tomorrow morning, March 18.
More to come.