Evan Dobelle

Westfield State University. (Credit: Westfield State)

AG Sues Former Westfield State President For Using School Money For Personal Trips

Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed a lawsuit against former Westfield State president Evan Dobelle for allegedly using school funding for personal benefit.


Martha Coakley. (WBZ-TV)

Coakley Seeks Dismissal of Westfield State University Ex-President’s Lawsuit

Attorney General Martha Coakley is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the former president of Westfield State University.


Westfield State University. (CreditL Westfield State University)

Embattled Westfield University President Retires

Suspended Westfield State University president Evan Dobelle has retired.


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Westfield State Names Interim President In Spending Flap

Westfield State University named an interim leader on Thursday, hours after the school’s board of trustees voted to suspend president Evan Dobelle amid criticism that he charged personal expenses on school credit cards and spent lavishly on foreign travel.


Westfield State University. (CreditL Westfield State University)

Mass. Higher Ed Commissioner Slams Report On Westfield State President

The state’s higher education commissioner says it’s “highly questionable” whether Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle should keep his job because of concerns over his spending and attacks on his critics.


Westfield State University. (CreditL Westfield State University)

Mass. Freezes Some Funding For Westfield State During Probe Of School President

State Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland froze $197,000 in funding for Westfield State University late Friday after its president missed a deadline to explain travel spending criticized by its outside auditor and the state inspector general.


Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

State Seeks Public Release Of Westfield University Audit

The state Education Secretary is asking Westfield State University trustees to publicly release their audit of President Evan Dobelle’s spending within 30 days.