News
News Home
Quick Bites Archive
Exploradio Archive
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Education


University of Akron faculty taking 'no-confidence' vote in president
President Scott Scarborough has cut programs and services while tackling a $60 million budget gap
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
Scarborough says the school is taking the steps it must take to survive.
Courtesy of UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
Download (WKSU Only)
The University of Akron Faculty Senate is taking a vote of "no-confidence" today in President Scott Scarborough. The resolution cites declining enrollment and reduction of services since he took office in 2014. Scarborough has cited the need for the university to tackle a $60 million budget gap.

The university held a press conference Wednesday, announcing the renaming of their Honors College for Dr. Gary Williams and his wife, Pamela, who have given about $10 million since 1969. Dr. Williams offered a brief statement on the issues between Scarborough and the faculty.
LISTEN: Williams on Scarborough

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:21)


“While I have been a resident of Akron and working, there have been at least seven presidents of the University of Akron. It’ll be 150 years old in four years. The University of Akron is going to be here. Different policies will come and go, but it will be here. And I want to make sure that I’m part of the continuing progress at the University of Akron.”

Scarborough had no comment at the press conference. A vote of “no-confidence” is not uncommon, and has no binding effect on the school’s administration.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page




Stories with Recent Comments

Copyright © 2020 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University