COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (ECWd) -
Jr. College gone wild...with your tax money!
From the OpenTheBooks.com email blast:
Wine Cellar, French Restaurant, Shooting Club, corrupted
$20 million state grant, a President's $500,000 Comp Package,
$600 Million in Construction Projects, & much more...
"The Real Financial Crisis in College"
Read my editorial at Forbes today
July 29, 2014
Recently, College of DuPage (COD) President Dr. Robert Breuder in Glen Ellyn, IL tried to "shake loose" a $20 million state construction grant by bringing political support to incumbent Governor Pat Quinn. Thanks to our Freedom of Information Act request and three minute public comment, we stopped him. Read Breuders email strategy here.COD is cash rich with $180 million in the bank.The college didn't need the state's money, but they wanted the money- so badly- they risked their integrity.After a scathing editorial in the Chicago Tribune and front page news stories at the Daily Herald, the governor said the president's plan was "extremely alarming" and employed "misrepresentation." In fact, "all future capital dollars" were suspended.
It's a victory. Though, our work continues...
Do you want to know why the price of college is so expensive?
Colleges and universities have become fiefdoms, right down to the community college level. An excellent case is in my own backyard at the College of DuPage (COD):
Why is the cost of college becoming unattainable to the middle and working class student? Read my editorial at Forbes today.
Use OpenTheBooks.com and start searching the salaries, pensions and checkbook spending of your local community college. In most of the country, we have the data online.
See it all for yourself.
Founder, Open The Books
Chairman, American Transparency
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