Ohio AG clears Wilberforce University in probe

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio attorney general has cleared Wilberforce University after investigating whether school leaders violated their financial oversight duties.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a letter to the university's attorney the investigation did not reveal violations that warranted filing an action against the school.

The Dayton Daily News reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/QcrBw0 ) that the university president applauded DeWine's announcement.

President Patricia Hardaway said the news gave encouragement to the work of the university's board of trustees and top administrators.

DeWine's office investigated claims that the university overpaid the former president, who resided in New York during his tenure, had failed to raise sufficient funds and did not do national executive searches.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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