Transparency, compliance and change are the buzzwords over at College of DuPage, after the release of a state performance audit of the college’s records from 2009 to 2015. The Illinois auditor general listed 19 areas of fiduciary oversight that could be improved by the college – information the new administration welcomes.
“We feel as though we’ve got a great quiver with lots of arrows in it to just go forward and grow and innovate and create and be even better than we’ve been,” said College of DuPage President Ann Rondeau.
Some of the recommendations put forth include improving oversight of construction activities, clear documentation of budget transfers, annually evaluating the college president, and defining policies and responsibilities of individual trustees.
The Illinois state legislature requested the audit in May 2015, after a series of controversies at the college, including a 763,000-dollar severance package for then president Robert Breuder, and the use of hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money by Breuder and senior managers on food and alcohol.
College officials said they plan to adopt all recommendations put forth by the report.
Naperville News 17’s Kim Pirc reports.
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