July 19, 1983: The trustees of the University of the District of Columbia unanimously vote to appoint Robert L. Green president, four weeks after the resignation of Benjamin H. Alexander.
Sept. 1, 1983: Green, a former dean at Michigan State University, takes office, describing it as "the fulfillment of a lifelong aspiration."
June 6, 1985: The Washington Post reports that Green charged UDC for at least 32 trips since taking office, including some of a personal nature.
June 25: The Post reports that Green spent $83,200 for catering and nearly $40,000 on furnishings. Two weeks later, it is also disclosed that Green and his wife used UDC's tax exemption to make purchases totaling $2,475.30 at area stores.
July 17: D.C. Auditor Otis H. Troupe questions Green's spending of thousands of dollars to hire outside consultants and says UDC did not provide evidence that some of the consultants produced any work.
July 22: Trustee Joseph Webb says that Green should resign if he can't disprove allegations that he misspent university funds.
July 23: The UDC Faculty Senate and Faculty Association issue a joint statement calling for full disclosure of all records about Green's expenditures.
July 30: An executive committee of the board of trustees gives Green a 3-to-2 vote of confidence, with one abstention, based on the findings of an outside accounting firm, Coopers & Lybrand. The Post reports that Cassandra A. Simmons, a former student of Green's at Michigan State University, received at least $37,200 in UDC consulting contracts. Later it is disclosed that Simmons received additional contracts and traveled extensively at the expense of the university.
Aug. 12: U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova says his office is "actively reviewing" a letter sent to him by Webb seeking an investigation of about 20 areas of alleged improprieties by Green and other UDC officials. The FBI enters the case the next day.
Aug. 15: Troupe accuses UDC officials of "stonewalling" his inquiry into university finances. He concludes in his final audit of the representation fund that Green should repay $13,000 of misspent funds. Trustee F.D.R. Fox and the UDC Alumni Association call for Green to step aside.
Aug. 18: At the UDC faculty convocation, Green defends his record, inviting faculty members to look at university records of his catering and consulting expenditures.
Aug. 19: Trustee Donald A. Brown recommends that Green take administrative leave.
Aug. 21: UDC deans send a memo urging Green and his top aides to step aside.
Aug. 23: Trustees, under pressure from Mayor Marion Barry to resolve controversy, meet and vote to accept Green's resignation.