Jesse Cheng’s decision to resign prematurely leaves his tumultuous term as UC student Regent unfinished.UC student Regent Jesse Cheng’s premature resignation leaves his tenure incomplete after a term marred by controversy.
The scandal he faced is enough to make most public officials resign immediately, but his waiting for two months to pass after receiving a student conduct violation for sexual battery by the UC Irvine Student Conduct Office in March makes Cheng’s decision to resign questionable.
Cheng’s resignation is nearly inconsequential at this point. His decision to resign comes too late after his initial controversy to be a sign of the scandal’s effect on his job performance — Cheng was apprehended by the Irvine police for sexual battery in November, though the DA did not charge him with any crime.
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