Authorities say two suspects are in custody in connection with the death of a man whose body was found on the Clarkston campus of Georgia Perimeter College, just east of Atlanta. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the arrests early Thursday morning.
A former student journalist at Georgia Perimeter College has filed a lawsuit against the university system's Board of Regents for failing to produce documents under the state's open records law. David Schick, past editor of the student newspaper, had been seeking records related to the college's budget shortfall and layoffs. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Fulton County.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has given Georgia Perimeter College, a two year institution in Dunwoody, a 12 month warning to fix problems or lose accreditation. The board has reaffirmed Shorter University’s accreditation for another ten years.
An audit has found that a $25 million shortfall at Georgia Perimeter College was caused by chronic overspending and an inattention to finances by administrators of the suburban Atlanta school. The review by the University System of Georgia was released Thursday.
Georgia Perimeter College could face sanctions, warnings or additional monitoring because of ongoing financial problems when its accreditation agency does its review, according to the school’s interim leader.
The interim leader of Georgia Perimeter College has told employees that 282 workers will be laid off. A campus-wide email sent by Interim President Rob Watts says the cuts affect 215 full-time employees and 67 part-time workers. The college employs about 3,110 people.
Georgia's Open Records Act requires a 14-day waiting period between when state agencies and local governments name finalists and vote on an official hire, to give the public an opportunity to learn about the finalists and voice concerns. Under a new rule approved by the Legislature, the Board of Regents must give the public only five days' notice.