Ousted Cal U. President Armenti Getting Six Months' Pay From State

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Former California University of Pennsylvania President Angelo Armenti said Monday the state has back-tracked and is giving him six months' written notice of his termination, as stipulated in his contract.

Armenti, a 72-year-old physicist and educator, was fired as university president May 16 after meeting with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Former provost Geri Jones is serving as acting president of Cal U, while Armenti will receive his president's pay for at least six months under his agreement with state officials, he said.

Armenti , who had served as university president for two decades, said he is also seeking restoration of his health care coverage, but that issue remains unresolved.

Armenti said he was fired after a five-minute meeting with state education officials. A financial audit released the next day cited several problems with how the university handles finances.

Armenti said he will receive his salary for at least six more months, but at issue is whether he will be paid for the two years remaining on his five-year contract.

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