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Compton : 2 College Administrators Reinstated, in Other Posts

March 25, 1993

Two of the four Compton Community College administrators who were placed on paid leave in October after a federal report uncovered questionable expenditures at the school were reinstated by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday night.

Stan Allotey, who directed of one of three federally funded programs that are under fire for mismanagement, and Edward Bradley, a counselor in another, were reassigned to other programs on campus.

Allotey was singled out in the federal Department of Education report--as well as in a later audit done for the college by Coopers & Lybrand--for allowing funds to be transferred from his program to other campus accounts, including the general fund.

However, Allotey told the board in December that the money transfers were ordered by then-President Warren A. Washington. He said Washington threatened to fire him if the transfers were not completed.

"We felt he was forced to do these things," Trustee Ignacio Pena said. "He was not like the other top (administrators) who were giving the directions."

Washington, who was fired earlier this month, denies the allegation.

Bradley will get a hearing before the college's personnel board next month.

The trustees delayed for a week action against two other administrators, Dean of Instruction James Willard and Assistant Dean of Instruction Velta Jones. Both were named in the audit that found close to $500,000 in federal funds were mismanaged in the three programs for low-income and first-generation college students.

The board also took no action on Washington, whose tenure allows him to continue teaching a psychology class once a week while he waits to be reassigned on the campus. Officials said he is paid an hourly rate for the class, which he has been teaching since the beginning of the semester.

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