Audit Report Finds Santa Fe Community College in Compliance

SANTA FE, N.M. — Auditors noted some previously disclosed problems with Santa Fe Community College’s finances but concluded that allegations of mismanagement weren’t substantiated.

A special audit conducted by an accounting and consulting firm for the Office of the Auditor General stems from allegations made by former college President Ana “Cha” Guzman after she was fired by the college’s governing board.

The audit report listed findings that included previously reported overspending and missing documents but concluded that the college “complied in all material respects” with appropriate financial requirements for fiscal years 2009 through 2012.

Current college President Randy Grissom says that clears the college.

The college’s board agreed to pay Guzman $500,000 last March to drop a lawsuit she filed against the college under whistle-blower protection laws.