Cape Fear Community College president resigns

Cape Fear Community College president resigns
Dr. Ted Spring (Source: CFCC)
Dr. Ted Spring (Source: CFCC)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Cape Fear Community College President Dr. Amanda Lee has resigned after less than three years as the college's leader.

CFCC's Board of Trustees announced Lee's resignation, which is effective Dec. 31, following a closed session during its meeting Thursday.

Executive President Jim Morton will serve as interim president starting Jan. 1, 2018.

"I have valued my time at Cape Fear Community College, and I am thankful for all of the opportunities provided to me over the years," Lee said in a news release. "I am confident that the College will continue to serve as a leader in higher education."

Lee was named president in June 2015 after serving several months as interim president following the abrupt resignation of then-president Ted Spring.

Spring's resignation followed a series of WECT investigative reports detailing purchases he made with his college-issued credit card. He later sued CFCC's Board, claiming he was forced to resign.

CFCC released the terms of a settlement with Spring on Thursday.

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