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Competitors' Corner

December 9, 2003


Former University of Tennessee President John Shumaker altered his calendar to hide expenditures and from investigators and may have broken the law by tampering with official records, according to a Tennessee state Comptrollers Office audit. A decision on whether to bring charges against Shumaker could take two to three months. (The Tennessean, 12/5/03)
December 9, 2003


Former University of Tennessee President John Shumaker altered his calendar to hide expenditures and from investigators and may have broken the law by tampering with official records, according to a Tennessee state Comptroller's Office audit. A decision on whether to bring charges against Shumaker could take two to three months. (The Tennessean, 12/5/03)

Tennessee State University President James Hefner is under investigation for improperly receiving or purchasing Super Bowl tickets from someone at Aramark Corp., a food vendor that does business with the university. He could be in violation of conflict of interest policies. Hefner issued a statement Dec. 6, maintaining there was no relationship between him receiving the tickets and the renewal of Aramark's contract at TSU. (The Tennessean, 12/5-6/03)

Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney McPhee will serve a 20-day suspension, lose $10,000 in salary for a year and attend training as punishment for sexually harassing a female subordinate. (The Tennessean, 12/6/03)

Fisk University was scheduled to announce Tuesday, Dec. 9, that Charles R. Fuget, 73, will serve as interim president. Fuget served as interim president of both Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1991-92), where he worked for 18 years, and Bennett College (February-July 2002). (The Tennessean, 12/9/03)

Fisk University trustee Lewis Lavine has resigned from the board. Trustee Del Glover resigned the week after former president Carolynn Reid-Wallace stepped down, saying the Fisk Board needed to be overhauled. (The Tennessean, 12/9/03)