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Michigan college president could be fired over spending


A college in southwestern Michigan says the school's new president was suspended and could be fired because of unapproved spending and improper management.

Jennifer Spielvogel was suspended with pay Friday at Lake Michigan College, near Benton Harbor.

She was hired three months ago from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.

Lake Michigan College released a statement and minutes from a special board meeting. Trustee Stephen Small says trustees "thought for sure we made the right choice" in hiring Spielvogel "and now it's ashes."

The college says the questionable conduct includes renovations to Spielvogel's office and a planned inauguration.

Her attorney, Bradley Glazier, says Spielvogel wasn't given an opportunity to respond. He described some expenses as typical of a new president.

Spielvogel faces a May 6 hearing with trustees.

Lake Michigan College, with 4,200 students, offers associate degrees.

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