No Degree Decision by Monroe Yet
12:00 pm
Fri November 7, 2008

No Degree Decision by Monroe Yet

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe has still not decided what to do about the tainted Bachelor's degree that he received from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Virginia Delegate Lacey Putney sent a letter to the university's rector urging him to lay out three options for Monroe: allow him to complete the requirements at VCU, ask that he transfer his VCU credits to the school where most of his credits were earned or ask him to return the degree.

Putney is the lawmaker who instigated the legislative investigation that found VCU was wrong to grant Monroe a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. That report found he only earned six of the 30 credits hours he needed to complete at VCU.

Nearly two weeks ago, Monroe had a press conference to say he wants to put an end to the controversy. At the time Monroe said giving back the degree and going back to school were two options. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokeswoman says Monroe still hasn't made up his mind.

No matter what Monroe decides, Delegate Putney says VCU needs to take corrective action. One dean has resigned and another has given his notice in the wake of the scandal.

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