Chicago State University president to stay on — for now
The president of Chicago State University will remain on the job, for now.
University trustees voted not to grant Wayne Watson a sabbatical after all.
The board had previously agreed to give Watson a year-long leave with his $250,000 salary, with the expectation he would then retire.
But Watson refused, and his supporters rallied to save his job.
The board rescinded the sabbatical offer on Friday , and decided to look into whether Watson has violated university policy instead.
Board attorney Langdon Neal said the board will make a decision on Watson’s employment by June 30.
Watson has been president of the South Side public university since 2009, and his contract goes until 2014.