- Associated Press - Thursday, November 29, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Faculty and students are demanding regents oust the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s administrators, arguing they’re erratic and incompetent.

Faculty members and students sent the regents a letter Thursday expressing a lack of confidence in Chancellor Bernie Patterson’s administration.

The letter comes after the administration announced in March they wanted to eliminate 13 programs to help cope with a $4.5 million deficit. The administration scaled that back to six majors this month.

The letter argues Patterson’s staff expanded enrollment and over-hired instead of planning for a leaner future. The letter also notes a student dean who handled sexual misconduct complaints resigned after he was accused of sexual harassment.

Patterson said in a statement that his administration is leading the school through “necessary change.”



UW System spokeswoman Heather LaRoi pointed to system President Ray Cross’ statement earlier this month supporting the majors cut.

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