Provost Dr. Vann Newkirk will assume duties of the president effective immediately, according to a statement from the school. NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Fisk University President Dr. Kevin Rome Sr. has been placed on leave after allegations from a local man who said he was drugged and … Fisk University President Kevin Rome has been placed on leave after court documents show a restraining order was filed against him. Kevin D. Rome Sr., president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, was placed on leave after a man filed a restraining order against him. Provost Vann Newkirk, who has been with Fisk since 2018, is taking over the duties as president. Dr. Rome stated ‘I’m just as shocked as you, I have no idea who this person is and I can’t even respond to it because I don’t even know who they are’ via telephone on August 10th. August 12, 2020 Juney June Community, Uncategorized Comments Off on Fisk University President – Dr. Kevin Rome – Issues Statement Against Allegations. ... Fairview’s mayor accused of shoplifting Video. An anonymous man in Nashville, Tennessee, has filed and been granted a restraining order against President of Fisk University Dr. Kevin Rome, Sr. President Rome stated that the accusations are false. McKenzie was accused of exercising a dictatorial rule on campus. Metro Nashville Police Department spokeswoman Kris Mumford said the department had no open investigations regarding Rome. The accusations against Dr. Kevin Rome are false. It wasn't clear if a court date has been set. Dr. Kevin Rome Sr., the president of Fisk University in Nashville, has been placed on leave after a man filed a restraining order against him. According to the restraining order, the man told the alleged victim that he and “Rob” had broken into the alleged victim’s apartment and were responsible for homophobic graffiti and a sewage flooding incident that had occurred since the May meeting. The temporary protective order filed Friday, signed by a magistrate judge, forbids Rome to have contact with the man. The … These incidents occurred between 2015 and 2016. Reporter Natalie Neysa Alund contributed. … Rome’s Attorney Jay Steed called the accusations against his client ‘false’ and said he ‘categorically denies the allegations.’ Steed added Rome ‘plans to fight the case in court and clear his good name.'”. Dr. Newkirk received his doctorate in history from Howard University and has been a proven leader in higher education for more than 20 years. In the order, the man stated that in June, Rome vandalized his home and wrecked his plumbing, causing sewer damage. Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The alleged victim said in the restraining order said that the entire incident stems from the fact that the man he was dating at the time was “Rob’s” ex. Fisk University says it has ended its relationship with its president two weeks after placing him on leave over allegations in a temporary order of protection that an acquaintance sought against him. Gay Blog Towleroad: More than gay news | gay men, August 12, 2020 by Andy Towle Leave a Comment. NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Fisk University President Dr. Kevin Rome Sr. has been placed on leave after allegations from a local man who said he was drugged and threatened by the university official. He also accuses Rome of drugging him. “Monday, Aug. 10, Fisk University learned that allegations unrelated to our school had been made against University President … News4 Nashville reports: “Fisk University said in a statement that officials learned of the allegations unrelated to the school on Monday. On … The university … He said he met “Rob” on Grindr in May 2020 and they spent the night together. Fisk University said in a statement that officials learned of … NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fisk University placed President Kevin Rome on leave Monday after learning a judge granted a temporary order of protection that an acquaintance sought against him. Kevin D. Rome, Sr. became 16th President of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee on July 1st, 2017. The Board of Trustees of Fisk University has named Dr. Vann Newkirk Sr. as Interim President. Fisk University President Dr. Kevin Rome Sr. is being put on blast with some serious allegations and its already affecting his career. These incidents occurred between 2015 and 2016. Fisk University is once again searching for a new president after severing ties with Kevin Rome, who came under scrutiny this month due to an allegation that he … "Dr. Rome is most concerned for his family, friends and the community at Fisk University for any harm they are experiencing as a result of these spurious charges," attorney Jay Steed said. "As this is a personal matter not connected to the school, we cannot comment on the specifics," Fisk University said in part of a statement. "He expresses his deepest thanks to all those who have reached out to him over the past few days expressing their support.". According to the restraining order, the alleged victim said he is “in fear for [his] safety. The university announced Rome’s departure Monday, two weeks after Rome was put on leave due to the pending court matters. Fisk University said in a statement that officials learned of … A week later, he said “Rob” showed up at his house, “somehow got past security” and dosed him with GHB, then invited other men over to have sex in his bed. Dr. Kevin Rome Sr. brought a fresh energy when he stepped on the campus of Fisk University back in 2017. An attorney representing Rome said in a statement that the allegations are false and that Rome plans to fight the accusations. Nashville–The Board of Trustees of Fisk University has named Dr. Vann Newkirk Sr. as Interim President. Allegations against Fisk President. Reach Brinley Hineman at bhineman@tennessean.com and on Twitter @brinleyhineman. Fisk University President Dr. Kevin Rome has been placed on leave, according to a statement released by the university Tuesday. President of Fisk University Dr. Kevin Rome, Sr. (Source:Fisk University) "A restraining order has been placed on the President of Fisk University Dr. Kevin Rome, Sr. after a person he used to date told police he did not feel safe around him," reports WSMV, News 4 Nashville. The president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee has just been placed under a restraining order after claims of harassing an alleged ex-lover.. Dr. Kevin Rome, Sr. is being accused of harassing the man to the point he longer felt safe, News 4 reports. AD Fisk University President Kevin Rome has been placed on leave after court documents show a restraining order was filed against him. NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Fisk University President Dr. Kevin Rome Sr. has been placed on leave after allegations from a local man who said he was drugged and threatened by the university official.