A no-confidence vote in Bowie State's leadership
Updated at 5 p.m. Friday with response from Bowie State leaders.
Faculty of Bowie State University on Thursday took a vote of no confidence in President Mickey Burnim and Provost Stacey Franklin Jones, three faculty members told me today.
The vote was prompted mostly by concern over the actions of Jones, a newly hired provost who, according to faculty leaders, has initiated programs and changed policies without input from faculty.
The vote was 68-2 against Jones and 49-8 against Burnim, with a number of faculty abstaining, according to John Organ, past president of the Faculty Association.
Burnim released this statement Friday afternoon:
"We have not received formal notification of the action taken or the reasons for such action, so we have not yet had the benefit of a clear statement of the issues or concerns.
"Once we are presented with a definitive statement from the faculty leadership, then we will be able to assess the situation and respond appropriately so that we can focus on continuing to provide the best possible educational opportunities for BSU students."
Daniel de Vise
| October 22, 2010; 2:37 PM ET
Categories: Administration, Labor | Tags: Bowie State University, Mickey Burnim, Stacey Franklin Jones, no-confidence vote BSU, no-confidence vote Bowie State
Save & Share: Previous: More reaction to U-Va. audit of literary journal
Next: Bowie State faculty: Life under provost 'untenable'
Posted by: Moravecglobal | October 24, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse