The McMaster University Part Time Students' Association has cut its ties with its executive director and is ending contracts with the entire board after a recent pay controversy.

MAPS "has ended its relationship with executive director Sam Minniti," read a press release from the association Friday afternoon.

Minniti had served as the head of MAPS, which represented McMaster’s 4,000 part-time and continuing education students, since 2005.

Controversy swirled after Minniti's $126,151 salary landed him on the Sunshine List — a list of all public sector workers who earn more than $100,000 a year.

This spurred MAPS to launch an investigation into its spending and finances, according to the release. During the investigation, it was revealed that in addition to his six-figure salary, Minniti also received $101,116 in retroactive pay for the same year.

MAPS also announced that none of its board members will be up for re-election at the Annual General Meeting in February.

"Each of the members of the board acknowledge that errors have been made and it is the hope that there will be an interest from our membership in having a full and robust board to take our place and develop a stronger board with the ability to move forward, learning from the previous board's past mistakes," the statement read.

The full audited financial statement for 2011 will be published by the organization at some point prior to their AGM, according to the MAPS statement.