"I have resigned as MIT's Dean of Admissions because very regrettably, I misled the Institute about my academic credentials.
"I misrepresented my academic degrees when I first applied to MIT 28 years ago and did not have the courage to correct my resume when I applied for my current job or at any time since.
"I am deeply sorry for this and for disappointing so many in the MIT community and beyond who supported me, believed in me, and who have given me extraordinary opportunities.
"I especially apologize to the Institute's leadership and to my extraordinary staff, whom I have every confidence will continue to deliver on the Institute's mission.
"This is the only public comment I wish to make at this personally difficult time and I hope my privacy will be respected."