The Governor's office is requesting an investigation into the contracts for Florida college administrators, and Edison State's payout made to former president, Dr. Kenneth Walker is named in his request for a review.
The governor submitted the investigation request after trustees at the Florida State College at Jacksonville approved a one-point-two million dollar severance package for its president.
And all of it is paid with state tax dollars. This comes after trustees at Edison State reached a 540-thousand dollar settlement with Dr. Walker earlier this year following numerous allegations of failed leadership and inappropriate spending.
Governor Scott's letter says at one point, Edison State offered Dr. Walker a total compensation package of 832-thousand dollars.
The Board of Trustees eventually fired Dr. Walker. A decision Dr. Walker is contesting. The Governor says, these payouts deserve immediate attention to assess the consequences facing taxpayers.
Governor Scott wants the investigation to focus on salary and benefit payouts as well as other perks and allowances involved with administrator contracts.