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One of USF Poly's embattled leaders resigns

  One of the two top University of South Florida Polytechnic leaders who were recommended for termination a couple weeks ago, following an investigation into claims of financial mismanagement at the campus, has resigned.

Alice Murray, the campus's regional vice chancellor for planning and facilities, told interim USF Poly chancellor David Touchton in a letter Monday that she was "proud of the many accomplishments I have made on behalf of the institution, most especially in the many strides that were made in the maturation of USF Polytechnic into the state's twelfth university."

Beginning July 1, USF Poly will cease to exist and an independent Florida Polytechnic will be born. It's a shift that was pushed by Senate budget chairman JD Alexander, in addition to USF Poly's former leader, Marshall Goodman. 

An investigation into Goodman, launched amid the investigation that found Murray and another top USF Poly staffer knowingly violated university policy, is still ongoing. 

The fate of Josh Bresler, who handled the campus's budget, is still unknown, a USF spokeswoman said.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:20pm]

    

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