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Community College President To Get Payout & A Building In His Name

Severances and bonuses seem to be a way of life for Illinois colleges and universities.

College of DuPage officials have voted to approve a  $762,000 buyout package for the school's president when he retires next year.
 The board of trustees accepted the severance deal Thursday as part a four-page agreement regarding the early retirement of President Robert Breuder next March.

Trustees also agreed to name a new Homeland Security Education Center after Breuder as long as he doesn't behave in a way that damages the reputation of the school or its board.
 Another stipulation of the agreement was that Breuder will help the board find
his replacement.
 The Daily Herald  reports Breuder's tenure has been peppered with some controversy, including a candid email that was made public, causing the school to lose a $20 million grant.

Bill is a former general manager, economy reporter, Harvest correspondent and Statehouse Bureau Chief for NPR Illinois. He has won several awards including the Associated Press Best Investigative Reporter.
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