The faculty governing board of a Los Angeles technical school called Wednesday for its president to resign over reports of lavish spending and payments to the head of the school’s foundation, writes the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles Trade Technical College President Roland “Chip” Chapdelaine has already announced plans to retire in June 2013, but the school’s Academic Senate issued no-confidence vote and called on him to step down at the end of the current school year.
An audit by a regional higher education body and an investigation by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office found that tens of thousands of dollars in foundation money went toward bonuses, car allowances, almost daily meals, and golf outings for Rhea Chung, the organization’s executive director.
Ms. Chung, who is on administrative leave, served as Mr. Chapdelaine’s executive assistant before joining the foundation, which raises money for scholarships and programs at the trade school. Mr. Chapdelaine has said he had no knowledge of many of the payments she received.