Only one trustee opposes president’s severance package
Only one member of the College of Dupage Board of Trustees voted against the controversial $760,000 early retirement package for college President Robert Breuder.
Over 300 lawmakers and citizens attended the contentious meeting and only one of the first 40 speakers at the meeting agreed that Breuder should receive the severance package. Still, the Board of Trustees voted 6-1 to pass the early retirement package, prompting audience boos against the decision.
The only trustee to vote against the package was vice chairman Katherine Hamilton, a licensed certified public accountant.
"To award a golden parachute to Dr. Breuder today, at this meeting, is nothing other than a wanton betrayal of our constituents and our students,” Hamilton said. “We should show Dr. Breuder the door. But instead, this board falls over itself — to give him a golden handshake. Here, tonight, taxpayers do not count. Insiders do."
Hamilton, who earned her MBA in finance from New York University, has previously worked in international corporate finance. She has served on the board since 2013, and her term will end in 2019.