A timeline of Robert Breuder's career:
March 1981-September 1987: President of Williamsport Area Community College in Pennsylvania.
January 1998: President of Harper College in Palatine.
April 2001: Harper faculty issues vote of "no confidence."
December 2002: Breuder says he'll retire when his contract ends in July 2005.
December 2004: Signs 2-year contract extension at Harper.
September 2005: Signs another extension to stay at Harper until June 2009.
October 2008: Announces plans to retire at end of contract.
November 2008: Accepts president's job at College of DuPage. Contract runs through 2012 with starting base salary of $249,000. He gets a $508,000 retirement package from Harper.
April 2009: Contract extended through June 2015.
July 2010: Feud with Glen Ellyn over placement of COD's electronic signs begins and eventually leads to a court battle.
July 2011: Contract extended through June 2016.
October 2011: COD launches Breuder's pet project: a $25 million culinary arts and hospitality center featuring an on-campus boutique hotel and restaurant.
June 2012: Three-year teachers pact approved.
July 2014: Leaked email shows Breuder seeking $20 million in state funding without actual plans for a project. Gov. Pat Quinn withdraws the funds.
August 2014: COD board censures fellow board member Kathy Hamilton for "inappropriate conduct" after she questions spending and leadership of the college.
September 2014: Faculty issues "no confidence" vote on Breuder.
November 2014: Breuder writes in COD Newsletter that he will stay until his contract ends in June 2019.
January 2015: Announces plan to retire in March 2016. Board approves $763,000 retirement package.
April 2015: After three new trustees elected, Breuder placed on paid administrative leave.
August 2015: Trustees begin termination process.
September 2015: Trustees void employment contract and declare him an "at-will employee" without a contract.
Oct. 20, 2015: COD board votes 4-1 to fire Breuder.
Oct. 21, 2015: Breuder files wrongful termination lawsuit against the school and four trustees.
March 2017: Federal judge refuses to dismiss Breuder's lawsuit; Defendants appeal the decision.
Nov. 7, 2017: Appeals court to hear arguments on the case.