It has been reported by several media outlets that current Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has resigned from the Robert Morris board of trustees.
The decision to resign comes shortly after the university’s decision to cut both their men and women’s hockey programs, a decision that apparently rubbed Colbert the wrong way.
Colbert has been on RMU’s board of trustees since 2011, and the university will be sad to see him go according to a text from RMU spokesperson Jonathan Potts that stated, “We are certainly grateful for the time he served on the board and the substantial support he has given the university over the years.”
There are some additional reports suggesting that the decision to cut the hockey programs was made by solely the board chairman and university president without discussing with the board. The way it was handled, as well as the decision itself combined to reportedly be enough for Colbert to step away.