The trustees of the University of the District of Columbia have bought a $100,000 life insurance policy for the university president, Lisle C. Carter Jr., and paid $5,666 for his moving expenses last fall, according to university accounting records circulated by students and faculty members seeking Carter's resignation.
Ronald H. Brown, the chairman of the trustees, confirmed yesterday that the life insurance and moving expenses were given to Carter in addition to a $52,000 salary and $12,000 annual housing allowance.
Brown described both items as "legitimate expenditures" and said distributing documents about them was "an attempt to whip up students against the president."
A spokesman for Carter said the life insurance cost the university $1,077 this year. It was paid, he said, from a special reserve fund account comprising library fines, late registration fees, and unrestricted private gifts.
He said the fund was also used to lease a car for Carter and other top university officials to use on official necticut Avenue NW with Charles T. Duncan, former dean of the Howard University Law School who has known Carter since they were classmates at Dartmouth College.
The spokesman said the moving expenses from Atlanta to Washington were also paid from the special account, but that about two-thirds of it would be reimbursed by the city government.
Comer Coppie, the city budget director, said the District government does not pay moving expenses for new employes except when there is a "manpower shortage" for the job involved. The U.S. Civil Service Commission, which supervises D.C. personnel actions, ruled that such a shortage existed in the case of the university president.
The Washington Post was given copies of the accounting records by Emmanuel Chatman, dean of business and public administration at the university's Van Ness campus, who led a two-day faculty strike last week.
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