Records Reveal Ex-Univ of Central Arkansas Official’s Expense Payments

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Records show a recently demoted University of Central Arkansas administrator was repaid hundreds of dollars in expenses before he even applied for a job at the university and nearly $20,000 more soon after he applied and was hired.

The records obtained by a state newspaper show Alex Chen was reimbursed about $750 in for April 18-19, 2010. 

Chen’s application for associate vice president of an international program at UCA is dated April 24, 2010. 

Later in 2010, after interviewing for and being chosen for the post, Chen was reimbursed nearly $19,900 for the cost of travel from China for the job interview and for his move to Conway after he was hired.

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