Howard Univ. Deans Urge Dismissal of Chief Financial Officer

Academic deans and university president at odds on financial direction of the school

be newsHoward University’s Council of Deans have charged that “fiscal mismanagement is doing irreparable harm” to the school and have called for the dismissal of Howard’s chief financial officer.

The deans say Robert M. Tarola, an independent contractor who serves as the university’s senior vice president for administration, chief financial officer and treasurer, has lead the university in the wrong direction.

“We believe this direction places the very survival of the University at risk,” the deans wrote in the June 6 letter addressed to Howard trustees.

Howard President Sidney A. Ribeau has rejected the allegations of the Council of Deans.