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T-U: Gov. Scott calls for review of FSCJ leadership

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It looks as though Florida State College at Jacksonville President Steve Wallace and his team will face yet more scrutiny.

Our Florida Times-Union news partner reports that it received a statement from Gov. Rick Scott's office calling for a review of leadership at FSCJ "from the top down."

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Scott expressed concern in the statement that management problems at FSCJ and "a lack of financial oversight" were harming its students.

The governor went onto write, "When the (FSCJ) board convenes on Tuesday, I am certain they will continue to take whatever action is necessary to move the college forward," according to the Times-Union.

The governor's call to action comes on the heels of a report that was released Thursday by MGT of America, which is being paid to review how the college is being run.

Among its 16 recommendations was a call to create a chief of staff/chief operating officer position that would oversee all administrative activities of the college. 

MGT also recommended eliminating the executive vice president position.

Among the problems at FSCJ that have been cited in previous reports are financial aid errors that cost the college $2.5 million in regards to the misappropriation of Pell Grants.


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