A former college president's fall from academia

April 28, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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(Photo courtest of Dr. Dolores Cross)
Dr. Cross resigned from Morris Brown College after she was accused of embezzling millions of dollars in student financial aid.

On Wednesday Eight Forty-Eight presented Part 1 of WBEZ’s Richard Steele’s conversation with former Chicago State University president Dr. Dolores Cross.

Cross resigned from Morris Brown College in Atlanta after she was accused of embezzling millions of dollars in student financial aid. Recently it was reported that the U.S. Department of Education will forgive nearly $9.5 million  of the debt owed by the historically black college. Morris Brown will have to pay the remaining $500,000 owed.

In Part 2 of Steele’s conversation with Dr. Cross, he asked about the terms of Cross' sentence.

Music Button: The Dining Rooms, "You", from the CD Tre, (Guidance Recordings)