It was another standing room only crowd as hundreds came out to hear from the newly elected College of DuPage Board of Trustees.
In a pre-emptive strike, President Dr. Robert Breuder recently took an unexpected leave from the college, shortly after discovering that the board was taking steps to remove him.
Despite this, the newly elected board voted to place President Breuder on paid administrative leave, under the lead of new board Chairwoman Kathy Hamilton, who recognized the College’s need for reform.
“College of DuPage has been through tough times, times marked through extraordinary and continuous denial. Those troubles are not over, but the causes of the troubles are,” said Hamilton.
Under the lead of Hamilton, three new board members and a legal council, several new business items were passed, including an internal investigation, suspension of all travel and entertainment reimbursements for trustees and a performance audit by the state.
But these moves still weren’t enough to satisfy tax-payers.
“The thing is, the people are fed up with you, you’ve raised the taxes, you’ve decreased the educational requirements, you’ve increased the amount you charge these kids for their education, but the bottom line is, you’ve done a horrible job!,” said one man who spoke during public forum.
The board plans to revise several policies at their next meeting.
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