A vice president of the Florida State College of Jacksonville is one step closer to losing her job.
The school's board of trustees voted unanimously to suspend Celine McArthur, the school's associate vice president of strategic communications, without pay and terminate her contract.
It was believed that the board took the action in response to a letter that McArthur wrote to Governor Scott, but University President Dr. Steven Wallace says that's not true.
"It was a petition that contained eight specific charges that were made public and available to the media a week ago," Wallace angrily said at the meeting in referencing an article in the Florida Times-Union.
McArthur's letter to the governor says Wallace maintained a practice of "concealing disturbing matters" from the public.
While Wallace says her words in that letter may have had something to do with the board's decision.
"There, for many months, have been very significant performance issues in this case, and we were working toward dealing with those. More recently, there have been significant acts of unprofessional conduct; insubordination in violation of board rules."
McArthur's ultimate fate will be decided at a formal hearing, which is expected to happen by the end of the month.