Mass. Freezes Some Funding For Westfield State During Probe Of School PresidentState 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.
I-Team: Higher Ed Commissioner Gets Free Ride At Taxpayer's ExpenseRichard Freeland is the Commissioner of Higher Education. The I-Team has learned taxpayers pick up the tab for the lease on his Chevy Hybrid, and the cost of gas and tolls.
Higher ed commissioner critical of cuts