1. Evan Dobelle, president of Westfield State University, placed on administrative leave amid controversy over spending practices

    Evan Dobelle, president of Westfield State University, placed on administrative leave amid controversy over spending practices

    WESTFIELD – Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of his spending practices at the university. An announcement was made around 12:30 a.m. Thursday following a marathon session of the Board of Trustees...

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    1. First the board retained the professional services of (Boston legal firm) Fish and Richardson to conduct an investigation into the issues raised by the inspector general involving spending, employment and leadership at the university as well as the foundation.
    2. The board unanimously voted to pace Evan Dobelle on administrative leave with pay pending the investigation.
    3. I would not be surprised to take legal action soon.
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