Albany State University Fires Four Employees of it Financial Aid Office
Filed in HBCUs on October 30, 2015
The University System of Georgia recently completed an audit of the financial aid office at historically Black Albany State University that found several irregularities. According to a report in the Albany Herald, one employee of the university had received $270,000 in financial aid funds going back to 1985. Four employees of the financial aid office were terminated as a result of the audit.
Interim president of Albany State University, Art Dunning, stated that “the investigation revealed serious misconduct on the part of several of our employees. We have taken appropriate disciplinary action with the involved employees. I want to make very clear that this type of misconduct has no place at Albany State University. We are moving forward to ensure that the financial aid office has the human and technical resources, policies and protocols in place to better serve the needs of our students. Going forward, we can assure you that proper oversight, integrity of the process and quality customer service will be the priorities of the financial aid office.”