R. Owen Williams to step down as president of Transylvania University
- Transylvania University revealed Monday that its president, R. Owen Williams, will resign at the end of the 2013-14 academic year.
- Williams received a 68-7 vote of no confidence less than a month ago, and faculty leaders gave the Kentucky-based liberal arts school's two governing boards a 35-page document calling for his resignation just over a week ago.
- Faculty accused Williams of being "dismissive and disrespectful" toward faculty, staff and students, as well as creating a "chilly gender ciimate" toward women, with tensions boiling over when he deferred the tenures of two people who had already been approved by all necessary committees.
From the article:
... William T. Young Jr., chairman of Transy's Board of Trustees, announced the decision during a meeting with faculty and staff Monday afternoon, the Lexington-based liberal arts school said in a news release.
"The Board of Trustees fully supports Dr. Williams' decision to continue to lead Transylvania University through the upcoming school year," Young said in the news release. "It is with regret that we accept his resignation." ...
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