- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The chairman of the Omaha community college board has stepped down from the position but is still resisting calls for his resignation from the board.

Fred Conley resigned the chairmanship of the Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors at a special meeting Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Education has threatened to withhold student aid and other federal funding from the college if 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 voted July 26 to ask Conley to leave the board. He’s refused but has said he won’t seek re-election.

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