Evan Dobelle will pay the state $185,000 to settle the suit, according to the Springfield Republican newspaper. Last summer, the attorney general’s office alleged that Dobelle misspent nearly $100,000 of Westfield State’s money.
The rental car charge came nine months after Dobelle stepped down amid allegations of improper use of school funds.
An interim president has taken over at Westfield State University after trustees put President Evan Dobelle on paid administrative leave.
Some Massachusetts legislators are withholding judgement on embattled Westfield State University president Evan Dobelle.