NYU's Silver School of Social Work rejects 'no confidence' vote
- In the latest development on New York University's leadership turmoil, Silver School of Social Work faculty Tuesday rejected a vote of 'no confidence' against university president John Sexton, with 12 votes for, 20 against and 9 abstentions.
- Faculties of the College of Arts and Sciences; Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development; Gallatin School of Individualized Society and Tisch School of the Arts have all passed votes of no confidence, with only the NYU School of Law passing a vote of confidence in Sexton's favor.
- The Faculty Against Sexton Plan also pushed the school's board of trustees to take action on the votes Tuesday, asking the board to restore faculty morale with a less-divisive president and a reform of the school's fiscal and governance culture.
From the article:
... “And the fact that opinion is divided does not prove someone is a ‘divisive leader’,” said John Beckman, Vice President for Public Affairs. “Just as John has taken steps to try to address faculty concerns, it is the Trustees’ hope and expectations that the faculty, whom they respect, will participate in working with John to continue to improve NYU. They believe the right solution will come from all of NYU’s stakeholders working together in good faith, and putting the interests of the University first.” ...
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