“I regret that this has happened,” President William Abare Jr. told an audience of about 200 students who attended an hour-long open meeting at the school’s Lewis Auditorium.
“We will make a full disclosure (of the investigation results). If it’s embarrassing, it’s embarrassing,” Abare said, explaining the college has hired McGuireWoods law firm in Jacksonville to conduct the investigation and that Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, former Florida State University president, would act as special counsel.
Exactly when the investigation will be finished is uncertain. Abare drew one of the few laughs of the evening when he said that at $400 an hour billable costs he hoped the investigation would be conducted quickly.