Cal State San Marcos officials spent thousands on travel, personal expenses

(Cal State San Marcos)
SAN MARCOS (CNS) - Top officials at Cal State University San Marcos spent thousands in tax dollars on pricey travel and personal expenses, prompting an internal investigation into their spending, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Thursday. Business and travel expense reports obtained by the newspaper indicate that Michael Schroder, dean of extended learning; Graham Oberem, former provost; and Karen Haynes, former university president, frequently took business trips that included stays at high-class hotels, expensive dinners and luxury resorts. More than $82,000 was spent sending Schroder on 18 trips outside the county on behalf of the university, the newspaper reported. Oberem, whom the paper identified as the "most frequent signer of Schroder's expense reports'' booked rooms at a
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