SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — The University of Rhode Island decided not to revoke an honorary degree bestowed upon Michael Flynn, an alumnus who briefly served as President Donald Trump‘s national security adviser and who has remained an ardent supporter of the former president since his election loss.
Dooley had asked the school’s honorary degree committee to discuss Flynn‘s honor, bestowed in 2014. The committee sent a recommendation to Dooley for his consideration. That recommendation will not be made public, school spokesperson Linda Acciardo told the newspaper.
“The Board supports the president’s decision and no action will be taken at this time,” Acciardo said in a statement. “He is not forwarding a recommendation to the trustees. The degree stands.”
Flynn was pardoned by Trump last year. He served as Trump‘s national security adviser in the early weeks of 2017 before resigning following reports he misled Trump officials about his contacts with Russia.
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