Three Rivers Community College fires president

Friday, June 6, 2008 | 1:40 a.m. CDT; updated 7:01 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

POPLAR BLUFF — The Board of Trustees of Three Rivers Community College has fired its president, John Cooper.

The decision came during a unanimous vote in a closed session on Tuesday. Cooper was placed on administrative leave with 30 days of pay. Board member Marion Tibbs said Thursday that the board has not publicly given a reason for the decision.

Cooper began as president of the community college based in Poplar Bluff in 1997. He had planned to retire in August of 2009.

The school’s current vice president for student affairs and information technology, Joe Rozman, will serve as interim president. A message seeking comment from Cooper was not immediately returned.

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