Audit: WWU administrator traveled on state dime
Sunday, September 19, 2010
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- The state Auditor's Office says a Western Washington University administrator didn't follow rules for traveling on the state's dime.
Doug Nord is no longer the director of the Center for International Studies at Western, but he remains employed in the provost's office. The audit was prompted by a whistleblower's tip and found that from late 2007 to mid-2009, Nord took 22 trips and charged almost $39,000 in travel expenses.
The Bellingham Herald reports that the audit found Nord took repeated trips to Sweden, San Diego, British Columbia and Asia. The audit questioned the necessity of some of Nord's submitted expenses and found inconsistencies in the dates Nord said he traveled, dates for conferences he said he attended, and locations he said he stayed overnight.
Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com