masochist wrote:f7 wrote:Danteshek wrote:Do you think UI will go after Pless for his ill-gotten salary increases?
You should write a letter to the appropriate government agency regarding this matter, with your law review membership included in your signature. TYIA.
Well, the bonuses are illegal under 20 U.S.C. section 1094 paragraph 20 (the Higher Education Act).
"The institution will not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly
on success in securing enrollments or financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admission
activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance . . . ."
The DOJ just joined a huge whistleblower lawsuit filed against EDMC (a for-profit college mega corp that owns Western State School of Law) for a very similar infraction.
For obvious reasons, DOJ can't sue U of I in the same way, but they might be able to do something if they wanted to.
Does Illinois have a False Claims Act?