Simmons Seeks Fraud Charges Against Ex-Employee

December 1, 2014

Simmons College has urged Massachusetts authorities to prosecute a former employee for fraud, saying that she was found to have been "misappropriating School of Management student fees and other monies for her own use." The employee was terminated during the summer, according to a statement from President Helen Drinan. Another statement, from Dean Cathy Minehan of the School of Management announced various steps to promote financial accountability and said that the reorganization "will not include a role for an associate dean for administration and program management" and that the current holder of that position, Mary Dutkiewicz, would be leaving immediately. Dutkiewicz's departure, meanwhile, has angered many students and alumni, some of whom have organized an online petition that calls her "the heart and backbone of Simmons School of Management."

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