Chicago State University trustees on Friday approved a $600,000 separation agreement with the school’s President Thomas Calhoun Jr.
Calhoun served as CSU’s president since January and had a contract with the university extending through 2020. His annual salary was $300,000.
Trustees approved the separation agreement by a 6-1 vote over objections from the school’s faculty members and an outraged, standing-room-only crowd at Friday’s meeting.
Calhoun’s departure follows a tough year for CSU after it was hit hard by the state’s yearlong budget impasse.
Paris Griffin, CSU’s student trustee, was the lone “no” vote against Calhoun’s separation agreement.