University of North Texas employee resigns after 'reverse-racism' claim

An employee at the University of North Texas has resigned after making claims of reverse racism.

The issue started when a student created an online petition to name a new on-campus dorm after a woman or a minority.

Nancy Kolsti, a UNT communications staff member, emailed the student from her personal account, saying in part, "insisting UNT must have a residence hall named after another woman or a person of color... Is imposing a quota system, and to me, that is a form of reverse racism."

Her comments ignited a furor among many students on the majority-minority campus in Denton.

The university said on Thursday that Kolsti resigned this week for "personal reasons." She was with the school for 26 years.