ATLANTA (AP) — Morris Brown College, which has filed for bankruptcy protection and faces possible foreclosure, has not paid some of its employees for three months, court records show.
The historically black Atlanta college owes workers hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay from an even longer period.
Chemistry professor Gloria L. Anderson, for instance, is owed $204,585, according to recently filed court documents.
Toledo Riley, the director of recruitment and admissions, is owed $171,000, the records show. Hector Butts, who chairs the business administration department, is due $163,000. Vice president of student affairs Vivian El-Amin is awaiting $142,000.
The school filed for bankruptcy protection this month, hoping to prevent campus buildings from being auctioned.
Court records from the bankruptcy filing show that Morris Brown is also more than $30 million in debt to at least 200 creditors.
Morris Brown's debt includes $13 million in bonds issued in 1996 through the Fulton County Development Authority.
The school is hoping to work out an agreement with the bondholders to resolve the debt, said Ann Aaronson, an attorney for Morris Brown.
"The Chapter 11 should prevent the foreclosure, because it is an automatic stay," Aaronson said. "We are hoping to work out an agreement with the bondholders to resolve their debt. And we would like to do so as quickly as possible."