The U.S. Department of Education put the college on heightened cash monitoring status in March, D’Alessio said, a designation that requires additional oversight of a college’s finances. Additional state audits revealed other unspecified issues with the college, the spokesman said.
The Technical College System of Georgia has not implemented a plan yet to determine how they will find a new president for the college.
Simama was hired in September 2012. His career has included stints as an Atlanta City Council member and chief of staff to former DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis.