College Board To Vote Again On Buy-Out To Departing President

Jan 28, 2015

Trustees of the College of DuPage are expected to take another vote on a $762,000 buyout package for the school's president.  

The board of trustees last week voted 6-1 to accept the severance deal for President Robert Breuder. The deal will pay Breuder nearly three times his base salary when he retires in March 2016, three years before his current contract expires. He's been the college's president since January 2009.  

Officials of the college have refused to elaborate on what the new vote is about. Board Chairman Erin Birt calls Wednesday's vote ``a simple procedural thing.'' She adds the contract has been approved by the board and will remain approved.  

Trustee Kathy Hamilton, who opposed the deal, and others have criticized the buyout package as a waste of taxpayer funds.