In the email, Carpenter stated that he understood that the APA’s office was already aware of the rodeo club’s account, art guild club account, and the health profession’s club account; however, Carpenter stated he was informed Jan. 5 of the existence of two additional club accounts – “I learned that the health professions club had an additional account for the sports medicine program and the ag club had an account as well,” the email states.
Carpenter stated that, to his knowledge, all the clubs with known non-foundation accounts had been transferred to custodial accounts under the CSC’s foundation purview.
The auditor’s office followed-up on Carpenter’s email, asking on Jan. 23 when the accounts had been transferred to the CSC foundation, as well as account specifics, including what the purpose of the accounts was for, the individuals listed on the account, and the account’s bank activity for the past three years.
NSCS Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration Carolyn Murphy issued a reply on behalf of the System Office Jan. 24. In it, Murphy stated “The NSCS position remains that student accounts are not College funds. Use of such funds are directed by the students. In accordance with Dale Grant’s earlier response, Chadron State will not provide the information requested regarding outside bank accounts of student clubs and organizations.”
Multiple calls to Murphy Wednesday went unreturned.