WVU Faculty Senate set to vote on no-confidence resolution

Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 9:59 AM EST
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s Faculty Senate is set to vote on a resolution that would express no confidence in President Gordon Gee and Provost Maryanne Reed.

The vote is scheduled for Monday in Morgantown. Among the issues cited in the resolution is a lack of coronavirus vaccine mandates for students and staff. Full-time faculty voted overwhelmingly in September in favor of such mandates.

More than 92% of WVU faculty and staff and 82% of students have been vaccinated at its Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser campuses.

The resolution also addresses hiring practices, work procedures and a perceived lack of transparency in academic initiatives.

University officials have declined comment on the vote, which would be non-binding.

Gee has been in his second stint as WVU president since 2014. Reed was named provost in 2019.

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