Amid charges from the Public Integrity Commission he gave a no-show job to the daughter of former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, a top State University of New York official from his post as Senior Vice Chancellor and as head of the SUNY Research Foundation.
The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept the resignation of John J. O'Connor which comes just days after it came to light that the State Comptroller and Inspector General's offices were looking into the allegations.
SUNY chairman Carl Hayden called the situation, an extraordinarily painful moment for many of us who have a deep personal and professional relationship with John.
O'Connor had held his position for 15 years.
Correction: An earlier version of this article failed to report that O'Connor is alleged to have given a no-show job to Bruno's daughter.