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Frederick college reveals president's severance

Thursday - 5/16/2013, 4:10pm  ET

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Community College has released some details about the ouster of its former president following a newspaper's filing of a Public Information Act request and lawsuit.

The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/13z0zTm ) reports that the school released a redacted version Wednesday of its eight-page settlement agreement with Frederico Talley.

The document says the college agreed to pay Talley half of his $180,000 annual salary and gave him a letter of recommendation. Talley left in January after six months on the job. He and school officials have said his departure reflected differences in vision and philosophy.

News-Post Publisher Geordie Wilson says the public deserves to know what differences led to Talley's departure. The newspaper is seeking full disclosure of the settlement agreement in a lawsuit scheduled for a hearing May 23.

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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com


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