CoD President in Hot Water

The public spoke out against College of DuPage president Dr. Robert Breuder at last night’s Board of Trustees meeting regarding a leaked e-mail Breuder sent to the board discussing how to obtain $20 million in state funding.

In the e-mail, he suggested board members request a “politically attractive” teaching facility and said the college should get the money before having a particular use for it.

Faculty association president Glenn Hansen read a latter to the board from the faculty senate urging to open an investigation, saying “the statements in the email by the president shows evidence of an attitude and deeply held belief that violates our trust and are in opposition to board policies. Your silence supports and condones this e-mail.”

14 members of the public then called the email “embarrassing and that Dr. Breuder should resign,” to which he replied that the comments were an “orchestrated attack on the college” and continued to defend the e-mail, claiming it was nothing more than trying to get the board on the same page.

After the e-mail was leaked, Governor Pat Quinn’s office said CoD will not be receiving the funds.

NCTV17 will continue to have more details as they develop.

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