Trustee Indicted For Colluding With Student Concerns
GASSON HALL — Boston College announced charges against trustee Richard Maloney (MCAS ‘76) on Friday, laying out explicit evidence suggesting that he colluded with student concerns on several instances since his appointment to the Board of Trustees in 2012.
Maloney surrendered to BCPD and pled guilty to charges that he sympathized with the student body on several occasions, including attending protests, meeting with student leaders, and expressing support for student-driven initiatives.
The indictment comes at the conclusion of a three-month-long investigation into Maloney’s actions. Investigators met with several students, administrators, and other trustees to determine just how deep this “care for student concerns” had gone.
The interviews exposed Maloney’s inclinations to support a student center, expanded mental health resources, and measures to combat acts of racism on campus.
“The indictment sends a clear message,” said a spokesman for the university. “Any actions taken by trustees to put the concerns of students over those of influential donors, or worse—God—will not be tolerated.”
At press time, top administrators remained silent on the issue.