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  • Univ. of West Ga. VP quits after $272K whistleblower firing

    Univ. of West Ga. VP quits after $272K whistleblower firing
    October 17, 2011 --

    A top University of West Georgia official is resigning, two months after his termination of a whistleblower cost taxpayers $272,000. A state audit in April found that university VP Michael Ruffner had improperly hired Capitol Hill lobbyists and questioned the firing of an assistant who complained about it.

     

    Did Univ of W.Ga. fire fund-raiser for complaints about gouging donors?

    Did Univ of W.Ga. fire fund-raiser for complaints about gouging donors?
    May 6, 2011 --

    The University of West Georgia may have broken whistleblower protection and open records laws, as well as state purchasing rules, a state investigation suggests. James Naughton thinks so too. He’s filed suit alleging his boss, Michael Ruffner, fired him for questioning the unauthorized hiring of a Washington lobbyist and misleading the school’s foundation in order to jack up fees charged to donors.