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Dobelle may face suspension at Westfield State

Westfield State University trustees are trying to call a special meeting to consider suspending embattled president Evan Dobelle, who is facing intense criticism for his lavish spending and violations of university credit card policies — including a new letter from state officials threatening to intervene in the school’s finances.

Kevin R. Queenin, the trustee board secretary, has told others that he has four of the six votes he needs to call the meeting — and perhaps suspend Dobelle with pay until various investigations are done. Numerous school officials say that the controversy surrounding Dobelle’s use of university credit cards for travel, luxury hotels, and personal expenses is creating chaos on campus.

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