SIU Chancellor Faces Review of Nepotism, Misuse of Relocation Funds
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Southern Illinois University's chancellor is facing two ethics reviews over complaints that he hired his family and used part of his relocation allotment from the university to help cover costs of his daughter's move.
Carlo Montemagno became chancellor for the Carbondale university in July.
His leadership is now being scrutinized after the school's newspaper revealed that the university had hired his daughter and son-in-law shortly after he assumed his post. The chancellor also faces criticism after divulging that he used relocation funds for his daughter's move to southern Illinois.
Montemagno says there was a misunderstanding as to what relocation funds cover. He has reimbursed the university.
University President Randy Dunn announced the ethics reviews after the hires were publicized. He says state investigators will look into the family hiring complaint.