Michael Ledoux, who had worked at the university for nine years and is also a Franciscan priest, resigned his position in July after campus officials learned that he had been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy in the 1980s. His accuser never pressed charges and didn’t pursue a lawsuit, but there was a settlement. Mr. Ledoux maintains his innocence, but chose to resign after the university’s president told him he would be placed on administrative leave. A university spokesman said Widener had found no evidence of complaints or improper behavior during Mr. Ledoux’s tenure there. His job at the university was not a Franciscan appointment, and most recently he was acting dean of Widener’s school of education, innovation, and continuing studies.