College’s Expense for Suit by Ex-President Soars

The College of DuPage has incurred at least $527,600 in legal expenses defending the 2015 decision by former board Chairwoman Kathy Hamilton and three trustees to fire former President Robert Breuder and deny him a controversial $763,000 buyout.

That number, obtained from the college through a Freedom of Information Act request, likely will climb significantly higher because it includes bills only through last May. COD officials say there are additional bills but the college can’t release them until it confirms that its insurance provider has paid them.

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