[Ed. – Something going on here. Cohen is the fourth top official in days to announce his departure.]
Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen said in a statement Friday he has asked the board of the troubled organization to “to immediately launch a search for an interim president in order to give the organization the best chance to heal,” and took responsibility for problems that have swept out the senior leadership of the group in just a week. …
Cohen’s statement follow’s last week termination of SPLC co-founder Morris Dees. Cohen last week said Dees failed to adhere to the organization’s “values,” hinting broadly at misconduct. The Los Angeles Times reported the resignation of an assistant legal director in recent weeks over race and gender equity concerns may have acted as a catalyst for Dees’ removal.
On Thursday, Rhonda Brownstein, SPLC legal director and a member of its senior leadership staff, also resigned, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to the Advertiser.