Former COD President Sues after termination by Clean Slate Reformers

Only a day after the College of DuPage Board elected to fire him, President Robert Breuder filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the school and select members of the board.

COD trustees declared Dr. Breuder an “at-will” employee after the Attorney General’s Office ruled that a prior board violated the Open Meetings Act in 2011 when it extended his contract.

This allowed the current board to fire him and void the $763,000 severance payment he negotiated to step down that later became a political lightning rod.

Kathy Hamilton and Allen Skillicorn

COD Reformer Kathy Hamilton and Allen Skillicorn at a fundraiser in 2015