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Report by state comptroller on WSU finances released

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After a spending controversy at Westfield State University that resulted in the president resigning and the university facing more than $1 million in legal fees, they have released a report on the way they handle finances.

The interim president had requested the state comptroller review their financial policies.

The report found that the university and staff are knowledgeable of spending policies but it did show areas of improvement, including strengthening its own internal auditing to try and identify problems before they arise.

The board of trustees is in the process of establishing its own audit committee as well.

Last November, university President Evan Dobelle resigned amid a spending scandal in which he was accused of using university credit cards for personal expenses.

He has since filed a lawsuit against members of the board of trustees and education officials.

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