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Suffolk settles dispute with McKenna

Former Suffolk University president Margaret McKenna. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff/File

Suffolk University announced Friday that it has reached an agreement to settle a dispute between former president Margaret McKenna and the college.

The school would not reveal the specifics of the dispute or the agreement. McKenna could not immediately be reached for comment.

Board chairman Robert C. Lamb said in a statement issued by the school spokesman that an investigation found no evidence that McKenna engaged in any action for her personal financial benefit, a statement he has also made in the past.

“The board of trustees expresses its appreciation for President McKenna’s many contributions to the Suffolk Community,” the statement said. It said the parties would not comment further.


McKenna was fired in July by the trustees who at the time did not give a reason. McKenna vowed to pursue mediation, which has been ongoing until now.

She served one rocky year as president. In February, some board members launched an unsuccessful attempt to force her to resign, saying she had made poor financial decisions for the school.

Laura Krantz can be reached at laura.krantz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @laurakrantz.