Tom Cullerton: Time to make COD the bright star of DuPage again

VILLA PARK-On Wednesday, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) emphasized the importance of learning from past mistakes in regards to the results of the College of DuPage audit.

"Though I am not surprised by what the audit reveals in terms of past mistakes with regards to College of DuPage, I am hopeful that with the new leadership in place the community college will remain the top-tier educational institution it has always been," Tom Cullerton said. "We have implemented multiple reforms at the state level and President Rondeau and the current Board of Trustees have shown a commitment to reforming the failed practices of the past."

Senator Cullerton sponsored legislation that would curb administrative bloat that led to scandals. The legislation included not allowing college administrators to abuse the pension system by claiming perks like a housing allowance as pensionable income.

"With the steps we took during the spring legislative session and the results of this audit, the College of DuPage can protect its students and the taxpayers from the past mistakes ever happening again," Cullerton said.

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