Clark State Community College has placed its Performing Arts Center executive director on paid administrative leave following his arrest last week, according to personnel records obtained by the Springfield News-Sun.
Stuart Secttor, 62, was arrested during a Dayton Police prostitution sting on March 18 and has been charged in Dayton Municipal Court with soliciting and possessing criminal tools, both misdemeanors.
According to court records, Secttor’s attorney Thomas Lagos has filed a plea of not guilty on his client’s behalf and requested a pre-trial hearing. Secttor is scheduled to be arraigned at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
According to a letter in his personnel file, Secttor’s leave began March 19.
“You are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the College’s investigation into your arrest,” the letter from Director of Human Resources Marvin Nephew said.
Clark State officials have declined to comment on Secttor’s arrest or leave. Secttor and his attorney couldn’t be reached for comment on Friday.
Secttor has been with the college since 2005 and has received positive performance reviews and merit pay increases each year. He also received a $2,500 raise last year that is labeled as a “Presidential Pay Equity Adjustment.”
His base salary as of August was $91,179.06.
In an email explaining the raise last year, former college president Karen Rafinski said, “Just a quick note to let you know that I have appreciated your willingness to take on the leadership of our new Hollenbeck Bayley enterprise. The Center and your performance has exceeded my expectations.”