- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Creighton University faculty leaders gave a no-confidence vote to the school’s plan to increase full-time enrollment, boost the school’s endowment and set a new annual revenue growth target.

The Omaha World-Herald (http://bit.ly/1GKsJyx ) reports that faculty leaders say the plan was created without adequate faculty review and feedback from students. The faculty council passed a resolution unanimously last month that asked administrators to put a moratorium on any ongoing elements of the strategic plan until the school’s new president is inaugurated in July.

The current strategic plan seeks to increase full-time enrollment from about 7,800 to about 9,500, with a focus on online students, adult learners and professional programs. It also wants to boost Creighton’s endowment from $360 million to $519 million and raise the annual revenue growth target from 3 percent to 5 percent.

Bartholomew Clark, president of the university faculty, declined to discuss specific issues that faculty have with the plan.

“Everyone here wants good things for Creighton,” Clark said. “How we go about that may be a difference of opinion, but we need to all be working together pulling in the same direction.”

Interim Creighton President J. Christopher Bradberry said in an email that administrators are reviewing the resolution.

“We are committed to considering diverse opinions at all times, especially when it involves the future of the university,” Bradberry wrote.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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