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College And Controversy: How Bethune-Cookman’s New President Plans To Clean Up The Financial Mess


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Dr. Brent Chrite became the 7th President of Bethune Cookman University on July 1, 2019.

Bethune Cookman University President, Brent Chrite, took over a college mired in controversy. Documents released in June show that BCU has suffered five consecutive years of losses, including nearly $38 million over the past three years, and there’s a federal investigation into a $306 million dollar student housing project. 

Chrite joined 90.7’s Talia Blake to explain the state of BCU’s finances now.

Listen to the conversation by clicking on the player above. 


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Talia Blake

About Talia Blake

Morning Edition Host & Reporter

After a brief stint as Morning Edition Producer at The Public’s Radio in in Rhode Island, Talia Blake returned to WMFE, the station that grew her love for public radio. She graduated with a double-major in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). While at UCF, she ... Read Full Bio »

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