Former GPC President Anthony Tricoli
Former GPC President Anthony Tricoli

One day after officially stepping down from his job as president of Georgia Perimeter College over a $16 million shortfall, Anthony Tricoli’s name appeared as a candidate for the top job at a college in Florida.

Tricoli’s candidacy stalled when officials at the college were informed about the circumstances of his resignation from GPC.

According to The Naples Daily News, Tricoli was one of 39 candidates applying for the president’s job at Edison State College in Fort Myers, Fla.  College officials later cut that list down to a pool of nine candidates. Tricoli did not make the list. 

A reporter at the newspaper said initially college officials considered Tricoli a viable candidate until the college’s search consultant informed them about the shortfall issue.

Tricoli’s name was among the latest list of applicants released by the school, but it’s unclear when the former GPC president applied. On Monday, news agencies reported that Tricoli was leaving his post as GPC president after auditors discovered a $16 million budget shortfall. Tricoli, who has been president since 2006, was moved to a job within the university system’s central office, the news agencies reported.

Read the full Naples Daily News story here.

Dan Whisenhunt

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