- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Faculty, staff and students packed Grambling State University’s Nursing Auditorium to express concerns over Interim President Cynthia Warrick and her administration, but University of Louisiana President Sandra Woodley said Tuesday the system is committed to keep her.

The Grambling State University Faculty Senate voted no confidence in Warrick last month and called on the University of Louisiana System to dismiss her.

As a part of the no-confidence vote, the senate said Warrick has discredited the office of president and the institution, injuring the reputation of both by belittling faculty and staff as she talks to individuals and groups, failing to answer important and urgent questions and taking significant actions without consulting the faculty.

The News-Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/1Gd6sYx ) the presidential search committee is scheduled to meet in January. A new president is expected to be named in April.

Warrick will remain interim president while the search proceeds, Woodley said Tuesday.

Woodley scheduled Tuesday’s visit to hear concerns of faculty, staff and students after many publicly called for her dismissal.

Earlier this month, Matthew Ware, an associate professor of physics at Grambling, spoke at the Association of Louisiana Faculty Senates and Louisiana Statewide Colleagues Collaborative meeting at LSU of Alexandria where he said, “I’ve never seen the campus as united as they are in wanting Warrick gone. She began to make clear she wanted Grambling as we know it replaced with her own construction of Grambling.”

Media were not allowed in Woodley’s meeting, but she told The News-Star afterward the system would not consider replacing an interim president at this time.

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Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com


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