What are we to think of the disclosure that the state has ordered the University of
Akron to refund to students $4.1 million in unwarranted fees?
Was it human error.? Was it a case of haste making waste in addressing a $60 million deficit? Or, based on the track record of the Scarborough regime, was it another instance of rank mismanagement that has dogged the University since the leadership changed hands in June 2014?
The foul-up grew out of UA's increase from $18.55 per credit hour to $28.50 as facilities fees in its effort to trim the deficit. However, state officials ruled that facilities fees qualified as general fees, and thus violated a state tuition freeze.
Jeff Robinson , a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Education, was quoted on Ohio.com (where you will find more details) , as saying that he knew of no other public university "facing the same issue this year".
We hope that will find a spot in Scott Scarborough's resume if the Board of Trustees finally decides not be silently embarrassed much longer.