In the wake of the firing of the school president and provost, the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey will hold a press conference Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Under Secretary of the Navy Robert O. Work and interim president Rear Adm. Jan Tighe are expected to discuss the Navy's investigation and reports leading up to the firing. Live coverage of the event will be available on montereyherald.com
Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, said in a statement released Tuesday night he was "shocked" and "dismayed" to hear about the firing.
The congressman said school President Dan Oliver and Provost Leonard A. Ferrari provided leadership but faltered according to the Navy's investigation.
"While the poor decisions outlined in the report are disappointing," he said, "it is important to understand that it did not call into question the curriculum at the school."
Farr has long been a strong advocate of the college. He recently dedicated the school's $10 million marine meteorology center, which he said last month raised the bar for "smart military construction."
"NPS remains a top academic institution," he said Tuesday, "and will continue provide an excellent education for the future leaders of our military."