Public Seeks Answer From Roxbury Community College On US Crime Audit

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Members of the board of trustees at Roxbury Community College said at their public meeting Tuesday that school funding could be in jeopardy if embattled college president Terrence A. Gomes remains in the post he has held since 2003.

However, the trustees took no action on Gomes’s employment status and adjourned their meeting at about 10 p.m., after going into a closed executive session to discuss possible litigation against the school. They did not provide details of the potential legal action.

Earlier in the evening, supporters of the college and of Gomes implored trustees to respond publicly to reports that federal officials are auditing the school for suspected lapses in the reporting of crimes committed on campus.

“Your silence, your silence, your silence is damning,’’ Mel King, a longtime city activist and former legislator and mayoral candidate, told the board during its public meeting at the college.

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