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Former DSU Dean Has Criminal Record

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DOVER, Del. (WBOC/AP)- A Delaware State University administrator who resigned last week has a criminal record.

Freddie A. Asinor, the former dean of the College of Education, Health and Public Policy, is a two-time felon with convictions for forgery, embezzlement and lying on a passport application.

Court records show Asinor pleaded guilty to forgery and embezzlement, stemming from crimes committed while Asinor worked at Clemson University. In a separate case, Asinor later pleaded guilty to making false statements on a passport application. Prosecutors said the Ghana native falsely claimed he was born in Connecticut to get a U.S. passport.

More than a quarter of DSU students are in majors that fall under the College of Education, Health and Public Policy.

WBOC was not able to reach Asinor for comment.

University spokesman Carlos Holmes declined to explain Asinor's resignation.

"He resigned. Anything revolving around Dr. Asinor's resignation is a personnel issue," Holmes said.

Holmes said that for now, the provost is handling Asinor's responsibilities. The school plans to announce an interim dean very soon. Then there will be a search for a permanent replacement.

Holmes said Asinor's resignation has not affected classes.

"We keep doing what we need to do to provide a quality education to our students," he said.

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