Torres: Fernandez should be fired

February 23, 2010


Rep. Stanley Torres says that NMC President Carmen Fernandez should be terminated. The controversial college president has been suspended since January, and according to the Saipan Tribune she has still been collecting her salary of $80,000 a year and a $800 a month housing allowance.

The Office of the Attorney General has been investigating Fernandez. The Board of Regents met on February 22, 2010, but failed to come to a decision about the president's status, apparently waiting for a report from the OAG.

Rep. Torres shed some light on what the investigation may be about:
Torres, during the session, alleged that Fernandez bribed a former faculty member $15,000 “to keep his mouth shut” after she asked to have students' grades changed in order for them to continue receiving scholarships.

“This is a crime against people,” said Torres, who has been critical of Fernandez over a lot of issues, including Fernandez's refusal to release documents requested by Torres using Open Government Act requests.

But to this date, there is no official statement from NMC, the board or any investigative agency as to the nature of Fernandez's suspension.
Since Fernandez has been president there have been numerous terminations, and resignations including the non-renewal of esteemed professor Sam McPhetres.

See also these posts:

Integrity Questioned
NMC President Suspended: Board requests OAG to investigate
Political Firing?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Torres should be very careful on accusing someone of corruption. LOL!

Captain said...

Wendy, Beware of who is calling the kettle black. It maybe that Syanley did not get his cut, or his people wefe rufused a grade change. Stanley does not do anything but for his own enrichment.

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess it's true: even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Way to go, Stan!

Anonymous said...

Never underestimate the stupidity of Stanley.

Anonymous said...

Anon above,

I second the motion!