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COMPTON : Ex-College Chief Settles Lawsuit for $125,000

August 25, 1994|JOHN D. WAGNER

A former Compton Community College president has accepted a $125,000 offer from school officials to settle his lawsuit, which claimed he was fired improperly.

Warren A. Washington, 44, also agreed to resign from a counseling position he has held since trustees ousted him as president. Washington could not be reached for comment.

David Horne, vice president of academic affairs, said the settlement "will end a chapter, and I think the school needs to get about its business and move forward instead of wallowing in the past."

Washington was fired in March, 1993, from his $84,000-a-year job after an audit concluded that officials had improperly spent about $500,000 in federal funds earmarked for programs to help low-income college students. Trustees contended that Washington, who had been president for three years, failed to administer the school competently.

The trustees in November hired Byron R. Skinner, a community college administrator from San Antonio, Tex., as president.

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