Former Edinboro University President Fired

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Former Edinboro University President Dr Jeremy Brown has been fired by Portland Community College.

A variety of sources are reporting that the Portland Community College Board of Trustee’s voted unanimously to part ways with Brown immediately, but to pay him $300,000 severance.  The college also reportedly agreed to pay his attorney more than $11,000 for settlement negotiations.


According to to the Williamette Week website, the chairwoman of PCC’s board, Deanne Palm, issued a carefully worded statement after the vote.  “It was a mutually agreed upon separation,” Palm tells WW. “We both agreed we were going in different directions, and both parties agreed this was the best outcome for the institution.”

A press release following the vote offered no specific praise for Brown’s leadership. Instead it acknowledged accomplishments at PCC that happened during Brown’s tenure, including the board’s adoption of a five-year strategic plan.

Brown is reportedly under consideration for several other college presidency positions, after spending less than two years at PCC.

He left Edinboro University in 2011, to take over as president of Dowling College in Long Island, NY.  That job lasted just over a year, before Dowling let him go in the midst of a financial struggle in 2012.

 



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