Published: Apr 25, 2013 2:30 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 25, 2013 8:26 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Edison State College employee Fredrick Morgan II was escorted off campus Wednesday, and told not to return to a institution he's spent the last 29 years serving, according to our partners at the News-Press.

“He was relieved of all duties,” said college spokeswoman Teresa Morgenstern, adding that policy prohibits school officials from discussing personnel matters.

Morgan was director of a scholarship program for at-risk students. The Help One Person Excel scholarships cover full-time tuition, mandatory fees and textbooks, plus provide a stipend of $1,000 per semester. 

The HOPE program is being phased out, and will be replaced by a smaller Presidential Scholars program that will require students to maintain a 3.0 grade point average, volunteer with a local organization, complete an internship and fulfill other requirements.