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President quits troubled Florida State College at Jacksonville



Florida State College at Jacksonville has been in the news recently for its problems with audits and financial aid. Gov. Rick Scott recently called for a top-down review of the school's leadership.

Steve Wallace, the man at the top, quit today, asking trustees to give him a "soft landing," the Florida Times-Union reports:

“I know all of you are committed to fair treatment out of respect for my 15 years of successful leadership at the College and in recognition of the economic sacrifice my family and I will now make,” Wallace said in the email sent at 12:02 a.m.

But Wallace’s decision doesn’t mean he would leave immediately or sever ties with the college. Wallace asked the board to read a proposed contract he attached before the meeting that offers him the title of president emeritus and would keep him on through June 2014. He also wants to keep use of his car through January 2014, and is asking for salary of $477,000 between January and the following June.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 10:23am]


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