EASTON, Pa. -

A Lafayette College professor who went on a hunger strike to protest being denied tenure has been denied again.

The Lafayette College Board of Trustees held a meeting on September 15 to consider reversing their decision to deny professor Juan Rojo tenure.

The board, however, sent Rojo a letter on Tuesday stating that it stands by its decision.

"The board's decision to deny tenure was based on the compelling reason that distinction in teaching, as required by the standard agreed to by the board and set forth in the faculty handbook, had not been demonstrated," the board said in its letter.

Rojo announced his plan to go on a hunger strike during a faculty meeting on August 30, saying he would drink only water and sports drinks until the issue was resolved. He ended the hunger strike on September 5.

Rojo told 69 News he has not decided what he will do next. His contract with Lafayette ends June 30, 2017.