Eight international students filed a complaint against a college president and you won’t believe what this president had them doing.
Reginald Wayne Miller, 65, the president of Cathedral Bible College in Marion, South Carolina was arrested May 22 for forcing international students to work as much as 56 hours a week and only paying them $25 or $50. He forced them to work menial tasks, such as cleaning his home or working outside on campus taking care of the grounds.
International students are only permitted to work the max of 20 hours a week and it has to be related to their major. They must also be paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour.
The international students who filed the complaint said Miller threatened to cancel their student visas and then say they were in the country illegally if they didn’t do the work. One student also said they weren’t enrolled in classes either.
When an investigation was done, it also showed these students had poor living conditions. Some living with no hot water, heating, or air conditioning. The food was described as “expired or insufficient”.
Sadly, this isn’t the first time Miller has been in trouble. According to The (Columbia) State, in 2006 he was arrested by an undercover officer at a Myrtle Beach bath house, and charged with prostitution and lewdness. The charges were expunged following Miller’s completion of a pre-trial intervention program.
A non-accredited school, Cathedral Bible College offers degrees from Associate to Doctorate level in theology. Its website says the school began its international studies program in 1999, and to currently have over 200 foreign students from 32 different countries.