Cambridge College fires president

Jan. 7, 2007
Mahesh Sharma dismissed after allegations of conflict of interest and financial misconduct

Cambridge (Mass.) College trustees have fired school president Mahesh Sharma after a lawyer presented evidence of widespread problems with the leader's hiring and financial practices, including the use of a college credit card to buy rugs for his home. The board cited financial matters and conflicts of interest in hiring as the cause for termination.
Click here to read The Boston Globe article.

FROM DECEMBER 2007: Trustees at Cambridge (Mass.) College have placed the school's president, Mahesh Sharma, on a six-week paid leave after concluding that he tried to use school funds for his nephew's college tuition and appointed a college vice president whose company had a contract with the school worth at least $170,000. Cambridge College serves about 2,000 students at three Cambridge sites, and another 6,000 at satellite campuses across the country.

Click here to read The Boston Globe article.

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