BOSTON (AP) — An administrator at a small college in Boston whose job included enforcing the school's student plagiarism policy has resigned after acknowledging using passages written by others in a welcome letter to faculty.

Shirley Malone-Fenner stepped down as interim vice president for academic affairs at Wheelock College effective immediately, Wheelock's president said in an email to faculty and staff Monday.

The Boston Globe ( ) reported that Malone-Fenner's letter borrowed passages from a letter written by Harvard University President Drew Faust in 2007 and from two other college presidents' letters, also without attribution.

Malone-Fenner apologized in an email to faculty.

Malone-Fenner is also listed as a professor of psychology and human development and it's not clear if she will stay on at the private college in Boston's Fenway neighborhood with about 1,300 students.


Information from: The Boston Globe,