One entertainment publication went on record to say Spelman College still supports comedic legend Bill Cosby, while another more respected news outlet stated that the Atlanta-based all-female college is unsure if the support and partnership with Cosby will continue.
Entertainment blog, TMZ, said the historically black college in Atlanta that Bill Cosby gave $20 million may have is still standing behind the creator of “The Cosby Show.”
However, the The Washington Post reported that “the president’s office would not say whether the endowed professorship named for Cosby and his wife would continue..”
The quote fromAku Kadogo, the Cosby Endowed Professor in the Arts at Spelman, was ambiguous at best
“I’m not worried about being the Cosby chair. It’s not a worry to me. It’s a difficult time for him. But it ain’t the end of the world. If Hillary can run for president — she went through all that rigmarole. People forget easily.”
Spelman, which is part of the AUC (Atlanta University Center) that dedicated a 69,000 square foot facility to the Cosbys, Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, EdD Academic Center, is really in a no-win situation.
The school, which also established the William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professorship Program, said Cosby made the $20 million endowment more than a quarter century ago.