|Modesto Junior College Vice President for Instruction Karen Walters Dunlap has left the school, just a month after MJC was put on probation after its accreditation review and less than three months after she was named one of three finalists for the president's position.
Walters Dunlap had been on requested paid administrative leave since Feb. 21, and last Friday the Yosemite Community College District's board of trustees unanimously approved an agreement "releasing her from her contract."
She was earning $160,368 per year and an additional stipend from the college.
College officials stressed that Walters Dunlap's leave was not disciplinary. But YCCD Director of Public Affairs Nick Stavrianoudakis said he could not comment on the reason for her release.
Calls to Walters Dunlap from The Bee were not returned Tuesday.
The vice president of instruction oversees all of the faculty, deans and instructional programs. Walters Dunlap also was in charge of spearheading the college's accreditation efforts. MJC was placed on probation in February.