Former Georgia college president found personally liable for violating student’s due process rights

A former Valdosta State University student whose due process rights were violated in his 2007 expulsion has won $50,000 in compensatory damages, according to a judgment filed Monday. A federal jury ruled in favor of Hayden Barnes on Friday, after several years of legal battle.The university’s former president, Ronald Zaccari, who expelled Barnes, was found “personally liable” for the damages, according to court records.