College of DuPage fires finance officials

The College of DuPage’s top two finance officials were fired Wednesday, following internal reports that found weak financial controls and violations of the school’s investment practices.

Treasurer Thomas Glaser and Controller Lynn Sapyta, who have been on paid leave since June, were the first college officials to be fired following a regime shift at the Glen Ellyn-based school, where a new majority took over the board of trustees in April. President Robert Breuder remains on paid administrative leave.

“We are going to be embarking on a search for highly capable individuals and it is part of the new era for the College of DuPage,” said board Chairwoman Katharine Hamilton.

Glaser’s attorney, Shelly Kulwin, said he plans to file a lawsuit for wrongful termination and breach of contract.

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