Robert Abene, president of Valdosta Technical College, resigned days after his son was arrested on charges of misusing a state-issued credit card. Abene said he was resigning to focus on his family.
The card’s misuse was revealed through an audit of state-issued credit cards ordered by Gov. Sonny Perdue after an audit found widespread abuse in seven state departments. The second audit found four university employees who made tens of thousands of dollars in personal charges on the state cards, including one for a diamond ring.