Chicago State University president to stay on — for now

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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The board rescinded the sabbatical offer on Friday , and decided to look into whether Watson has violated university policy instead.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.


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