Former UH President Evan Dobelle retires amid controversy

WESTFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former University of Hawaii President Evan Dobelle is retiring amid an investigation into his spending practices at Westfield State University in Massachusetts.

According to Boston's WCVB, Dobelle made the announcement in a letter to the college's board of trustees on Friday.

Dobelle was recently placed on administrative paid leave while officials look into allegations of reckless spending of school funds for personal use.

Dobelle has filed a federal lawsuit that claims trustees at Westfield State damaged his reputation as university president.

Back in 2004, Dobelle was fired as UH president over concerns about high spending. When Dobelle threatened to sue, regents rescinded his dismissal and paid him one million dollars when he resigned.

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