SCCC seeks dismissal of suit over student funds

Suffolk County Community College is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit recently filed by an accounting professor that alleges the school misspent student funds. Professor Bob Weinstein says he examined

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2014, 4:47 AM

Updated 3,447 days ago

Share:

SCCC seeks dismissal of suit over student funds
Suffolk County Community College is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit recently filed by an accounting professor that alleges the school misspent student funds.
Professor Bob Weinstein says he examined the school's expenditures a few years ago and found several improper expenses, including furniture for the school and massages for people on campus. He says the student activity fee, which costs each student hundreds of dollars, shouldn't have paid for such items. Weinstein recently launched a website to raise awareness about the issue.
However, the school is fighting back, calling Weinstein's suit "frivolous" and outrageous. Suffolk Community College officials provided News 12 with a 2010 student government survey that asked students what improvements they'd like to see on campus. Students voted that they'd like to see lounge chairs in building lobbies, and they say that was the furniture expense that Weinstein is calling improper.
Weinstein says that unlike other SUNY schools, SCCC has faculty members who make final decisions about how to spend student funds.
However, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Christopher Adams argues that's not true, and says students are involved in every step of the process.
The school says it's attempting to have the lawsuit dismissed in court. School officials claim Weinstein is a disgruntled employee who has held a grudge after his son-in-law wasn't hired at the college. Weinstein says that claim is untrue.


More from News 12