Months of rancor and controversy at the College of DuPage came to a head on Tuesday night as the Illinois community college’s Board of Trustees voted to fire the college’s embattled president, Robert L. Breuder.
The resolution to terminate Mr. Breuder, who has been on leave since April, was approved, 4 to 1, by a board that had been largely reconstituted in the wake of an uproar over a $763,000 severance package that a previous board had awarded him.
The resolution states that investigations by the college have found evidence that Mr. Breuder “participated in, oversaw, or failed to prevent” various instances of “misconduct and mismanagement.” Specific allegations include excessive spending, poor financial oversight, failure to respond to public-records requests, and conduct that has damaged the college’s reputation and resulted in state and federal investigations.
The trustees began termination proceedings against Mr. Breuder in August and voided his contract last month. Mr. Breuder, who was not present at Tuesday’s meeting, had declined to comment to newspapers about the vote.