- Embattled Chicago State University President Wayne Watson fired vice president of administration and finance Glenn Meeks on Tuesday, and Meeks says his dismissal was a retaliation for asking questions about 17.4% salary increases given to high-ranking administrators this year.
- Watson has been fighting to keep his job ever since trustees indicated a desire for new leadership last month and promised a decision by June 30, but the terms for board Chairman Gary Rozier and Vice Chairwoman Zaldwaynaka "Z" Scott, who both favor new leadership, expired on Friday, leaving four of the board's seven seats vacant.
- A spokesman for the university said the raises were given based on "merit and performance" and declined to comment on Meeks' firing.
From the article:
... "It is clear to me that it is retaliatory because of the position I took in support of terminating (Watson)," Meeks said Wednesday. "He has been found guilty by the board of violating university policy, and he is still there. And I have done nothing wrong, and he is allowed to dismiss me." ...