In a statement, the college said: "We unequivocally deny the allegation. We believe the suit to be completely baseless and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves."
According to the suit, Mr. Ventura had been chief financial officer reporting directly to the president, James J. Kelly. But in January, the college created the position of executive vice president and appointed Steven Weiner to that post.
Mr. Ventura said he was offered the job of budget director, reporting to Mr. Weiner, "at substantially less pay, authority" and responsibility than he had in the chief financial officer position.
When Mr. Ventura refused the new position, he was terminated, he said in the suit.
Mr. Ventura is seeking reinstatement and compensation for his losses.
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