Faculty has 'no confidence' in Transylvania U. president
- In a 68 to 7 vote Friday morning, Transylvania University faculty voted "no confidence" in President Owen Williams' leadership.
- The vote was the first in the school's history, and its trustees announced Tuesday that they took a unanimous vote of confidence in Williams shortly after the faculty vote, but both votes were kept quiet until after Saturday's graduation ceremonies.
- The faculty also voted to grant tenure to two members whose tenure had been deferred by Williams, and documents also cite Williams' leadership and management, as well as a "chilly climate" on campus towards women.
From the article:
... "Over the last three years we have made measured judgments and taken careful steps to address the problems created by Dr. Williams' leadership," said the statement from professors Judy Jones, Melissa Fortner and Ben Hawkins. "We find ourselves very distressed to be in this situation; it is only because of the extreme nature of these failures of leadership that we find it necessary to take a vote of no confidence, an action unprecedented at Transylvania." ...
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