State College of Florida's Board of Trustees on Oct. 30 approved a settlement with the college's president, Lars Hafner, and accepted his immediate resignation.
Hafner’s lawyer and attorneys hired by the board negotiated the deal, which pays the former president $363,000. Hafner had been accused of making reckless financial decisions.
In June, Board Chair Carlos Beruff went to the state, saying that Hafner forged a former chairman’s name on documents. An ethics commission cleared Hafner of any wrongdoing.
Later last summer, Gov. Rick Scott appointed six board members who were assigned to help with fiscal management. Miller and Saslaw, who both resigned, were the only board members not appointed by Scott. Trustees did not name an interim president. Vice President Jack Crocker will serve as acting president, until an interim president is found.
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31 Night of Light "Fall Farm Fest"
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6 Empty Bowls Luncheon at Main Street Lakewood Ranch
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Give, get a treat
Residents of Summerfield Glades have made it a Halloween tradition to gather at the driveway of Maggie White and pass out candy.
Fall back an hour
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 2, so turn back those clocks before bedtime Saturday night.