SAN ANTONIO – Ricardo Romo has stepped down as president and retired from the University of Texas at San Antonio, effective immediately, according to a statement from the University of Texas System.
Romo had been the UTSA president since 1999, but was placed on administrative leave on Feb. 14.
An email from University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven said Romo was placed on leave "pending a review of allegations related to his conduct.”
Romo responded to the email three days later, and said in a statement that the investigation centered "on a complaint brought by an employee against the university and me personally.”
Romo said at the time that he "wholeheartedly agreed" with being placed on leave.
Romo then issued a statement Friday morning announcing his decision to step down effective immediately: