Education

Palomar College president quits but will get $600,000 in salary and severance

Palomar College president quits but will get $600,000 in salary and severance

Palomar College President Joi Lin Blake, who’s been on paid leave since December for unknown reasons, has agreed to quit and will walk away with more than $600,000 in pay and severance. The resignation agreement, finalized Wednesday when Blake’s attorney signed it, allows her to continue on paid leave until she officially steps down on June 30. The college district’s ... Read More »

Financial problems land San Diego Christian College on probation

Financial problems land San Diego Christian College on probation

San Diego Christian College, long plagued by money problems, is on probation again after a regional accrediting agency found it “significantly out of compliance” with fiscal and administrative requirements. The WASC Senior College and University Commission warned of “an underlying instability in the basic financial management of the institution” and notified the private nonprofit college in Santee it has until ... Read More »

After-school program that never happened cost San Ysidro School District $276,000

After-school program that never happened cost San Ysidro School District $276,000

A San Diego woman who touts her connections to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and billionaire philanthropist T. Denny Sanford to promote her after-school programs sold the San Ysidro School District a sports and cheer package that never happened. And two years later, the district is still trying to recoup the $276,000 it paid upfront. Tyree Dillingham promised that her Greater ... Read More »