Navy Fires President and Provost of Graduate School

The investigation found that the president, Daniel Oliver, failed to comply with federal and naval regulations, circumvented federal hiring authorities, and inappropriately accepted gifts from a private foundation. It also found that the provost, Leonard Ferrari (in picture below), did not comply with Navy regulations and accepted gifts from the foundation. Neither man responded to the allegations on Tuesday.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has fired the top two administrators of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., for mismanagement and fostering an atmosphere of defying Navy rules and regulations. The firings of the school’s president and provost come after an investigation by the Navy’s inspector general.

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