Provost Pillow faces criminal charges

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Dear Willard Community,

It is with no small amount relief that I announce that after an exhaustive internal audit of President’s Special Funds, we determined that large sums of cash were missing. I appointed my Vice President for Media Relations and Internal Affairs Claude Confabuloso, to look further into the matter. Vice President Confabuloso came to the determination that the funds had been illegally removed over the course of over three years by Provost Pillow. The Sylvester County Sheriffs’ Office was notified and after reviewing the documentation collected by Vice President Confabuloso, took Provost Pillow into custody. He has been charged with felonious embezzlement and faces up t0 ten years in federal prison. While at present, we are not at liberty to discuss the exact amount stolen, how Provost Pillow accessed the President’s Special Funds, or what personal factors may have driven someone whose almost year of service at Willard College has been otherwise unimpeachable, I can say that we are busy creating a slate of promising individuals who will be considered to temporarily serve as provost until a time when we can offer the position to a qualified candidate. I also wish to convey my deep gratitude to Vice President Confabuloso, whose investigative skills allowed law enforcement to act decisively.

With relief that our Willard community can move forward from this situation,

President Cotton

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