2012-05-31 / Local & State

Fired College President Gets More Time To Clear Office

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) – A judge has canceled a hearing to determine whether California University of Pennsylvania president Angelo Armenti can remove his personal property from his former office, because state officials have given him more time to do so.

Armenti was forced out last week by the State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, which oversees state universities, then barred from his office after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Armenti says he didn’t have time to pack up all of his belongings, so he got a Washington County judge on Wednesday to order his office sealed until she could rule Friday whether to allow him back in to continue packing.

The settlement with state education officials has made that hearing unnecessary.

State officials have said an audit shows the school had various financial problems under Armenti’s 20-year tenure.

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