SIUC Chancellor Reimburses Moving Expenses After "Misunderstanding"

Feb 16, 2018

SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno says he is reimbursing the university for some moving expenses, after what he calls a misunderstanding.

The contract approved last summer allowed $61,000 for moving Montemagno’s home and lab equipment to Carbondale. But new information shows Montemagno moved two households from Alberta with the money.

In a blog post, Montemagno says he’s reimbursed the university for any over charges, and says the updated cost for the move is now $49,853.

Earlier this week, the Chancellor said his controversial reorganization plan was moving forward, despite investigations into hiring on the Carbondale campus. Montemagno's daughter and son-in-law were hired as a part of the contract agreement, and there are accusations of potential influence in faculty hiring.