- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The board of an Omaha community college is expected to vote Tuesday on stripping the chairmanship from one of its members.

The U.S. Department of Education has threatened to withhold student aid and other federal funding from Metropolitan Community College if Fred Conley remains on the board because the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued an order prohibiting the federal government from doing business with Conley. HUD officials have said Conley didn’t disclose a potential conflict of interest while serving on the Omaha Housing Authority board.

The college Board of Governors voted July 26 to ask Conley to leave the board, which he’s refused to do. He did say, however, that he won’t seek re-election this fall. The board has no power to remove him from the board.

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