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Transylvania Faculty Votes "No Confidence" in School President

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday's vote was 68 to 7 concerning the ability of Owen Williams to continue to serve as school president.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky newspaper is reporting that Transylvania University faculty passed an overwhelming vote of no confidence in President Owen Williams.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Friday's vote was 68 to 7 concerning the ability of Williams to continue to serve as school president. The paper cited documents it obtained.

The faculty also voted to retroactively grant tenure to two faculty members whose tenure was deferred by Williams. That decision by Williams in March, sparked a conflict between the president, faculty, and students, that included an April 5 protest by students demanding better communication.

Neither faculty representatives nor Transylvania officials were immediately available for comment Tuesday morning.

Williams came to Transylvania in 201, after careers as a Wall Street banker and a Civil War scholar at Yale.


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