Fort Valley State employee resigns as sexual misconduct investigation continues

Resignation letter submitted after officials announce investigation

A Fort Valley State University official involved with a sorority at the center of an ongoing criminal investigation of sexual misconduct has resigned.

The employee, Alecia Johnson, resigned last week, according to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News through the Georgia Open Records Act.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said last week it has launched a wide-ranging inquiry into Fort Valley State University surrounding allegations of employee misconduct and hazing.

Johnson submitted a resignation letter on April 18, the same day the national office for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority revealed its own probe into sexual misconduct allegations involving a Fort Valley State University employee who is also a graduate member of the sorority.

“I find it best under the circumstances to render my resignation effective immediately,” Johnson wrote.

Johnson has been involved in campus activities, through her roles with the university and as a member of the sorority, the university's website shows. The sorority's national office has scheduled meetings this weekend with members of its Fort Valley State University chapter to investigate "unauthorized activities and misconduct involving current and former members." The letter also says the chapter is disqualified from participating in various sorority activities, pending the outcome.

Johnson was hired in 2004 and worked in the president’s office. She was promoted in July 2017 as the university’s special events director. Her salary was $64,192, records show.