Ex-President to Pay $185K to Settle Spending Dispute

May 1, 2015

Evan Dobelle has agreed to pay $185,000 to settle claims of inappropriate spending while he was president of Westfield State University, The Berkshire Eagle reported. Dobelle has previously denied wrongdoing and sued the university. As part of the settlement, he has agreed to drop that suit. He left the presidency amid reports about billing the university for expensive travel, the purpose of which was questioned by many on campus. Another part of the settlement: Dobelle is barred from working at colleges and universities in Massachusetts.


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