DuPage starts process of firing college president

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) — Trustees of Illinois’ largest community college have voted to begin the process of firing the president under scrutiny for spending and a hefty severance package.

College of DuPage trustees voted Thursday evening after an internal review of Robert Breuder’s tenure. He’s been on administrative leave since April when a new majority took over the board.

Breuder was awarded $763,000 to leave in March 2016, three years before his contract was to expire. The college is under investigation by law enforcement and education officials.

Board members say the process will take months and it’s unclear if he can be legally let go before his scheduled retirement.

Board Chairwoman Katharine Hamilton says it’s a process not a conclusion. Two board members voted against the process.

Breuder and his attorney haven’t returned calls.