Published: Nov 29, 2011 9:31 PM EST
Updated: Nov 30, 2011 12:49 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The board of trustees at Edison State College has voted not to accept Dr. Kenneth Walker's proposal Tuesday afternoon, during a meeting regarding the fate of both Walker and Dr. Robert Beeson. Instead, the board decided to terminate him, effective immediately.

Board members convened to hear Walker's retirement plans.

Walker addressed the board several weeks ago saying in the midst of all the controversy surrounding the school he would, "do the best thing for the college" and decide whether or not to retire earlier than June 2013, the date his contract expires.

Instead of Walker's proposal, the board is discussed placing Walker on administrative leave, having an interim president in his place in the next 30 to 60 days and beginning a search for a new president to have in place by next fall's semester.

Also on the agenda Tuesday, was the fate of Dr. Robert Beeson. Dr. Walker recommended Beeson be terminated after a course-swapping scandal hit the college, but the board held off, waiting to review the case.

Students have been rallying around Beeson, but as of Tuesday evening, the board voted unanimously to terminate him also.